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Florida 
Agricultural 

Statistics 



Vegetable Summary 
1996-97 




FMda 

Florida Agricultural Statistics Service 
1222 Woodward Street 
Orlando, Florida 32803 



Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services 

BOB CRAWFORD, Commissioner 

The Capitol • TaUahassee, FL 32399-0800 




Dear Friend: 

Information included in this publication will provide a foundation for making sound 
production, marketing and policy decisions which affect Florida agriculture. Informed decision 
making is needed at all levels to ensure a viable and productive future for our agricultural 
industries. It also helps assure consumers of adequate food supplies at reasonable prices. 

Agriculture is a vital 6 billion dollar industry in Florida's economy. Domestic and foreign 
production is an increasing source of competition for our state's producers. The $1.6 billion fruit 
and vegetable segment must maintain high productivity and efficiency levels to meet these 
challenges. 

These statistics were compiled through the cooperation of the Florida Department of 
Agriculture and Consumer Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This and other 
timely publications would not be possible without the assistance of thousands of producers who 
voluntarily contributed their time to accumulate and provide us with the basic data from which 
these official estimates were prepared. I extend my sincere appreciation to all who have 
participated in this important effort. 




COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE 




FLORIDA 
AGRICULTURAL 
STATISTICS 



Vegetable Summary 



FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 
AND CONSUMER SERVICES 
BOB CRAWFORD, COMMISSIONER 
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA 



FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL DIVISION OF MARKETING 
STATISTICS SERVICE AND DEVELOPMENT 

Orlando, Florida Tallahassee, Florida 

John D. Witzig, State Statistician Nelson L. Pugh, Director 



FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS SERVICE 
P.O. Box 530105 
1 222 Woodward Street 
Orlando, Florida 32803 
Telephone: (800) 344-6277 
Fascimlle: (407) 648-6029 
email: nass-fl(§)nass. usda.gov 
http://www, nass.usda.gov/fl 



Cooperating with 



U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
Agricultural Marketing Service 
and 

National Agricultural Statistics Service 



ACKNOWLEDGMENT 



The acreage, production, and value statistics in this bulletin are official State and USDA estimates 
prepared by the Florida Agricultural Statistics Service. Extended commodity coverage and county and area 
detail were made possible through the participation of the Department of Food and Resource Economics, 
University of Florida, in the estimating program. The Bureau of State Farmers' Markets, Florida Department 
of Agriculture, and the County Extension Agents of the Cooperative Extension Service were also very helpful 
in supplying area and county information. Shipment statistics were provided by the Market News Section of 
the Florida Department of Agriculture and the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service. 

Growers, shippers, and processors volunteered most of the basic data used in developing these 
statistics. The public spirited cooperation of these individuals and groups is appreciated. The Florida Tomato 
Committee has provided valuable assistance and data throughout the season. Sales agencies and transportation 
firms provided additional data. The Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association provided the cover design. 

Field personnel, A.J. Wilson, Parrish; E.J. Hutchins, Deerfield Beach; Charles Robertson, Homestead; 
Carl Ouzts, Orlando; and Robert McClelland, Immokalee, collected much of the basic acreage and production 
data in this bulletin. This report was assembled by Wade Adams, Shirley Zonner, and Bernie Albrecht of the 
Florida Agricultural Statistics Service, and Phil Montgomery, of the Market News Section. The authors also 
wish to thank Marcelo Diaz, Kitty Hildreth, Pat Quittence, Iris Soils, and others of the Florida Agricultural 
Statistics Service who assisted in compiling and preparing this report. 



Published May 1 998 



WEST 

A. Holmes-Jackson-Washington counties - Butter beans, field peas, 
watermelons. 

B. Gadsden County - Pole beans, squash, sweet corn, tomatoes. 
NORTH 

C. Suwannee Valley - Beans, corn, cucumbers, greens, peas, 
peppers, potatoes, squash, watermelons. 

Starke-Brooker-Lake Butler - Lima beans, snap beans, blueberries, 
cucumbers, peppers, squash, strawberries. 
Hastings - Cabbage, potatoes. 

Gainesviile-Alachua - Blueberries, bush beans, cucumbers, 
peppers, potatoes, squash. 

island Grove- Hawthorne - Blueberries, cucumbers, peppers, sweet 
corn, squash, watermelons. 
NORTH CENTRAL 

H. Oxford-Pedro - Tomatoes, watermelons. 

I. Sanford-Oviedo-Zeliwood - Cabbage, carrots, celery, sweet corn, 
cucumbers, escarole, greens, lettuce, peppers, radishes, spinach. 

J. Webster - Cucumbers, eggplant, peppers. 
WEST CENTRAL 
K. Lake Placid - Celery. 

Plant City-Balm - Blueberries, bush and pole beans, lima beans, 
cabbage, cucumbers, eggplant, field peas, greens, squash, 
strawberries, cherry tomatoes, watermelons. 
Palmetto-Ruskin - Cabbage, cauliflower, potatoes, strawberries, 
tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, plum tomatoes, watermelons. 
Sarasota - Cabbage, celery, cucumbers, sweet corn, escarole. 
lettuce, radishes. 

Wauchula - Blueberries, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, 
watermelons. 
EAST CENTRAL 

P. Ft. Pierce - Tomatoes, watermelons. 
SOUTHWEST 

Q. Snap beans, sweet corn, cucumbers, eggplant, sweet and hot 
peppers, potatoes, squash, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, plum 
tomatoes, watermelons. 

EVERGLADES 

R. Bush beans, cabbage, celery, Chinese cabbage, sweet corn, 

escarole, greens, lettuce, potatoes, radishes. 
SOUTHEAST 

S. Martin County - Cabbage, potatoes, tomatoes, watermelons. 
T. Pompano - Bush beans, lima beans, sweet corn, cucumbers, 

eggplant, sweet and hot peppers, squash, tomatoes, cherry 

tomatoes, plum tomatoes. 

Homestead - Bush and pole beans, cabbage, sweet corn, eggplant, 
okra, pickles, potatoes, squash, strawberries, tomatoes, cherry 
tomatoes, plum tomatoes. 




Commercial Vegetables 

* Vegetables are grov^n in several areas 
of Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, 
and Lee counties. 

Watermelons 



u. 



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Usual dates for planting and harvesting vegetables, 
melons, potatoes, and strawberries 



Crop 


Planting 


Usual Harvest Dates 


Dates " 


Begins 


Most active 


Ends 


Snap Beans ^' 


Aug 1 5 - Apr 1 


Oct 15 


Nov 1 - Mav 1 


li mp 1 S 


Blueberries 




Apr 15 


Mav 1 - Mav 25 


Jiinp 1 


Cabbage 


Sep 1 - Mar 1 5 


Oct 25 


Jan 1 - Anr 1 5 


Jun 1 5 


Carrots 


Aug 1 5 - Feb 15 


Nov 1 


Dpr 1 5 - Mav PR 

Li/o^ 1 \j iviciy 


limp 1 


Cantaloupes 


Jan 1 5 - Mar 1 5 


Mar 10 


Mav 1 5 - Jun 20 


Jul 1 


Cauliflower 


Sep 1 5 - Jan 1 


Dec 1 5 


Ian 1 - Mar 1 R 

^all 1 iviai 1^ 


Anr 1 5 


Celery 


Aug 1 - Apr 1 5 


Oct 25 


Dec 1 5 - Jun 1 


Jul 10 


Chinese Cabbage 


Sep 1 - Apr 1 


Oct 20 


Nov 1 5 - May 1 5 


Jun 1 


Sweet corn 


Jul 25 - May 10 


Sep 25 


Nov 1 5 - Jun 1 5 


Jun 1 5 


Cucumbers 


Aug 1 - Apr 1 


Sep 20 


Nov 1 - Dec 15 
Anr 20 - Jun 1 


Jul 1 


Eqqplant 


Jul 1 5 - Apr 1 


Oct 1 


Nov 1 5 - Jul 1 


Ann 1 


Escarole and Endive 


Aug 25 - Apr 1 


Oct 20 


Nov 1 5 - Mav 2R 


Jun 1 


Lettuce and Romaine 


Aug 25 - Apr 1 


Oct 20 


npp 1 - Max/ 1 

1 iviay I 


Jun 1 


Parsley 


Aug 25 - Apr 1 


Oct 20 


Nov 1 5 - Mav 25 


Jun 1 


Green Peppers 


Aug 1 - Mar 1 5 


Oct 20 


Nnv 1 - li in 1 R 


Jul 1 


Potatoes 


Sep 1 5 - Mar 1 


Dec 26 


Feb 1 - Jun 1 


Jul 1 


Radishes 


Sep 1 - May 1 5 


Sep 20 


NInv 1 R - Ma\/ 1 

iwv 1 \j iviay 1 


Jun 1 5 


Spinach (Proc.) 


Nov 1 - Jan 1 


Jan 15 


Feb 1 - Mar 1 

1 O \J 1 IVICll 1 


Mar 1 5 


Squash ^' 


Aug 1 5 - Apr 1 


Sep 1 


Nov 15 - May 1 5 


Jul 1 


Strawberries 


Oct 1 - Nov 1 5 


Dec 15 


Feb 1 - Apr 1 


May 15 


Tomatoes 


Jul 25 - Mar 15 


Oct 15 


Nov 1 5 - Jun 1 


Jul 1 


Watermelons 


Dec 1 5 - Apr 1 


Apr 1 


May 1 - Jul 1 


Jul 15 



^' Usual date direct seeded or transplanted. ^' Includes Pole Beans. ^' A small acreage of summer squash is 
marketed locally during July and August. 



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CONTENTS 



ITEM 



PAGE 



Definitions and Explanations 1 

Narrative Summary of 1996-97 Crop Year 2 

Narrative Summaries of Individual Crops, 1996-97 Crop Year 4-1 1 

Summary of Acreage, Production, and Value by Crops, 

1995-96 and 1996-97 Crop Years 12 

Summary of Harvested Acreage and Value, 

1 982-83 through 1 996-97 13 

Confidentiality of Collected Data and Release Distribution Policy 69 

State Farmers Markets 70 



Individual Crop Data 



Narrative 
Summary 



Acreage, 
Production 
and Value 



Shipments Unloads 



Chemical 
Usage 



Snap Beans 


4 


14 


48 


56 


63 


Blueberries 


4 










Cabbage 


4 


lb 


A O 

4o 


oo 


04 


Cantaloupes 


11 






56 




Carrots 


4 


18 


49 


56 


64 


Cauliflower 


11 






57 




Celery 


11 




49 


57 




Chinese Cabbage 


11 




49 


57 




Sweet Corn 


5 


20 


50 


57 


65 


Cucumbers 


6 


23 


50 


58 


65 


Eggplant 


6 


26 


50 


58 


66 


Escarole-Endive 


7 


28 


51 


58 




Greens 


11 






58 




Lettuce 






51 


59 




Okra 


11 




b\ 


59 




Dry Onions 


11 






62 




Parsley 


n 




52 






Peas 


11 










Bell Peppers 


7 


30 


52 


60 


67 


Potatoes 


8 


33 


52 


60 




Radishes 


8 


35 


53 


61 




Spinach 








61 




Squash 


9 


36 


53 


6t 




Strawberries 


9 


39 


53 


61 


67 


Tomatoes 


9 


41 


54 


62 


68 


Cherry Tomatoes 






54 


62 




Watermelons 


10 


46 


55 


62 


68 


Other Crops 


11 




55 






Summary of Shipments by Crops, 












by Months, 1996-97 






48 






Vegetable Chemical Use Summary 


63 











IV 



DEFINITIONS AND EXPLANATIONS 



SEASONAL GROUPS-State level estimates for most 
crops are estimated on a six month seasonal basis. 
These statistics are published in January. The periods are 
for the crop year July through December and January 
through June. The two six month periods were combined 
in this publication into a crop year total for all crops. 
Production sold or utilized is shown by months. 

PLANTED ACREAGE is the total acreage which has 
been planted for harvest during the crop year. Acreage 
lost and replanted to the same crop in time for harvest in 
the same quarter is counted only once. Acreage harvest- 
ed arxl planted again to the same crop is counted twice. 

HARVESTED ACREAGE is the acreage partially or 
completely harvested. Acreage lost before or at maturity 
through natural or economic causes is not included in the 
acreage for harvest. 

YIELD is the average production per harvested acre 
of merchantable quality harvested and sold or utilized for 
human consumption. 

PRODUCTION is the quantity actually harvested and 
sold or utilized for human consumption. 

UNIT VALUE for fresh market sales is the equivalent 
price received, f.o.b. shipping point basis and encompas- 
ses all grades and sizes marketed or utilized. Included are 
packing charges, selling charges, precooling, top ice, or 
other costs which contribute to the value of the product 
at shipping point. The value per unit for quantities sold to 
processors is the average value paid for usable quantities, 
on a "delivered to plant door" basis. This value includes 
transportation and other normal costs incident to delivery 
at plant door. 

TOTAL VALUE is the equivalent value of production 
sold or utilized based on the unit value. Cullage and other 



quantities not sold or utilized because of natural or eco- 
nomic factors are excluded. 

OTHER COUNTIES include harvested acreage for ail 
counties for which either published data would result In 
the disclosure of individual operations or acreage totals 
for specific commodities are of minor importance in the 
State. 

Ail shipments and unloads, rail , truck , air , and boat , 
are recorded nationally in 10,000 pound units each day. 
Annual releases are in 1,000 cwt. In this publication, 
shipments and unloads for some commodities were 
converted to most common trading units. Rail and piggy- 
back weights and conversion factors were determined by 
several Market News Service field offices. Mixed car (rail) 
loadings by stations have been prorated by commodities. 

Where possible, the national Market News Service in 
Washington, D. C. has established a single uniform 
weight per commodity to be used nationally in converting 
to weight units for the various means of transportation. 
Weights per common container used and number of units 
per rail car or truck may be obtained by writing Federal- 
State Market News, 775 Warner Lane, Orlando, Florida 
32803. 

PRODUCTION AND PRICE UNIT~The official USDA 
vegetable crop estimates are published on a weight basis. 
For this bulletin, the official estimates for most vegetable 
crops have been converted to what is believed to be the 
most commonly used containers. If changes in container 
weights are necessary, all data pertaining to the produc- 
tion of the comnnodity in question are revised to maintain 
comparability between years. The table below gives the 
net weight used per container and the number of contain- 
ers per hundredweight for Florida produce. 



Most common unit, estimated net weight, and units per hundredweight, Florida produce, 1996-97 crop season 



Commodity 


Unit 


Est. net 
weight 


No. of 
units 
per cwt 


Commodity 


Unit 


Est. Net 
weight 


No of 
units 
per cwt 






Pounds 








Pounds 




Snap Beans 


Bushel 


30 


3.333 


Lettuce, Iceberg 


Carton 


50 


2.000 


Blueberries 


Flat 


11 


9.090 


Lettuce, Romaine 


Carton 


40 


2.500 


Cabbage 


Crate 


50 


2.000 


Lettuce, Leaf 


Carton 


25 


4.000 


Carrots 


Sack 


48 


2.083 


Okra 


Bushel 


30 


3.333 


Cauliflower 


Carton 


25 


4.000 


Parsley 


Crate 


21 


4.762 


Celery 


Crate 


60 


1.667 


Bell Pepper 


Bushel 


28 


3.571 


Chinese Cabbage 


Crate 


50 


2.000 


Potatoes 


Sack 


100 




Sweet Corn 


Crate 


42 


2.381 


Radishes 


Carton 


15 


6.667 


Cucumbers 


Bushel 1 1/9 


55 


1.818 


Squash 


Bushel 


42 


2.381 


Eggplant 


Bushel 


33 


3.030 


Strawberries 


Flat 


12 


8.333 


Escarole 


Crate 


25 


4.000 


Tomatoes 


Carton 


25 


4.000 


Lettuce, Bibb 


Carton 


10 


1 0.000 


Watermelons 


Cwt 


100 




Lettuce, Boston 


Carton 


20 


5.000 











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SUMMARY OF THE 1996-97 SEASON 



The value of vegetables, watermelons, potatoes, 
and berries produced in Florida during the 1996-97 
season totaled $1 .61 billion, up 7 percent from the 1995- 
96 value of $1.50 billion. All values of production 
increased except for snap beans, potatoes, radishes, and 
other vegetables. 

Acreage planted to vegetables, watermelons, 
potatoes, and strawberries during the 1996-97 season 
totaled 346,550 acres, down six percent from the 
369,600 acres planted during the 1995-96 season. 
Producers showed increased 1 996-97 plantings for snap 
beans, sweet corn, and strawberries. 

The total 1 996-97 acreage harvested of 332,600 
acres dropped five percent from the previous acreage of 
351,100 acres. The areas harvested for snap beans, 
carrots, sweet corn, and strawberries showed increases 
from the 1995-96 season. 

The average yield per harvested acre was higher 
for all commercial vegetables with published estimates 
except snap beans, potatoes, and radishes. 



WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS 

Below normal rainfall during July, August, and 
September 1 996 in most of the major vegetable produc- 
ing areas allowed field preparations and planting to stay 
on schedule. July precipitation totals were one-half inch 
to over eight inches below normal. In August, only 
northern and some central localities received above 
normal rain with most locations recording from an inch to 
almost ten inches below normal precipitation. September 
rainfall was normal at a few northern and western 
Panhandle cities, but ranged from a half inch to almost 
eight inches below normal over the rest of the State. 
This dry weather allowed some southern Peninsula 
growers to enter fields that usually are too muddy to 
work until October. Growers did delay some fieldwork 
during early September due to the threat of adverse 
weather caused by hurricanes Fran and Hortense. Some 
muckland planting was slowed by heavy rains around 
Lake Okeechobee in early September, but drier conditions 
for most of the month allowed growers to get back on 
schedule. Monthly temperatures averaged normal to two 
degrees above during July, normal to two degrees below 
during August, and ranged from two degrees below to 
three degrees above normal during September. Heavy 



rain and strong winds from Tropical Storm Josephine on 
October 7 and 8 affected crop development and slowed 
fieldwork in all areas except Dade County. Some central 
and southern Peninsula localities again experienced 
abundant rainfall as Hurricane Lili passed to the south 
around mid-October. Most plants recovered from this 
adverse weather but yield prospects were reduced due to 
bloom loss and fruit scarring. Milder conditions from late 
October into early November aided the recovery of plants 
from storm damage and allowed growers to get fieldwork 
back on schedule. Producers also replaced fertilizer 
leached by these heavy rains. 

October rainfall averaged from about an inch to 
almost twelve inches above normal, while most tempera- 
tures during the month were within a degree of normal. 
Cold fronts passing over the Peninsula during early 
November dropped some temperatures into the 30s and 
40s with Dade County and southeastern coastal localities 
escaping the effects of the cold. Harvesting increased in 
early to mid-November to meet the late November holiday 
demand. High pressure to the north and low pressure to 
the south brought windy weather to most regions around 
mid-November with temperatures averaging up to eleven 
degrees below normal. These strong, gusty winds and 
blowing sand damaged some crops with fruit scarred, 
plants dehydrated, and foliage burned and broken in many 
areas. East Coast fields with wind-breaks escaped 
significant harm from these winds. Warmer, drier 
weather during late November and most of December 
accelerated crop harvesting to meet the December and 
January holiday demand. 

For November, rainfall averaged from about an 
inch to almost four inches below normal, while most 
temperatures were one to three degrees above normal. 
Yields were low for some crops due to the gradeout of 
fruit scarred by the earlier windy weather. The volume of 
crops picked near the holiday peaked around mid-Decem- 
ber. Picking in the Palmetto-Ruskin region slowed 
seasonally about the middle of December as activity 
around Immokalee and Dade County increased. Winter 
cold arrived in all areas after snow fell in some Panhandle 
and northern localities following mid-month. Lowest 
temperatures ranged from the 20s in some western 
Panhandle, northern, and north central areas, to the 50s 
in Key West. Hard frosts accompanying the cold temper- 
atures brought an end to most crop picking in the north. 
Most southern Peninsula crops escaped significant 
damage from the cold weather due to the short duration 
of near freezing temperatures. Some strawberry growers 
around Plant City ran overhead sprinklers to protect 
plants and immature berries. Most cucumbers near 



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Immokalee sustained significant damage. The cold 
singed some southern Peninsula tomatoes, squash, snap 
beans, peppers, cherry tomatoes, and plum tomatoes. 
Below normal rainfall during December and early January 
caused many producers to irrigate fields. Warmer 
temperatures in late December and during the first half of 
January aided plant recovery. 

For December, rainfall averaged from nearly 
normal to over four inches below, while most tempera- 
tures were one to three degrees above normal. Cold 
temperatures dipped into central localities near the end of 
the second week in January with thermometer readings 
in the 30s and 40s. Rain over the southern Peninsula 
near mid-month delayed fieldwork and lowered the 
condition of crops. The East Coast region and Dade 
County reported precipitation accumulations of two to 
three inches from this rain. The Immokalee area received 
a half inch or more while the Paimetto-Ruskin area 
reported a trace to about a quarter of an inch from the 
rain. Cold weather crept south after mid-month with a 
record low temperature of 46 recorded at Key West on 
the morning of January 19. This cold weather caused 
varying amounts of damage to the winter crop acreage 
with Dade County and the Immokalee and Lake Apopka 
areas suffering significant losses. Most acreage in the 
East Coast region escaped harm, while spring crop 
planting was just beginning around Palmetto-Ruskin. 
Warm temperatures and mostly dry weather returned in 
late January. This helped young acreage to recover from 
the damage caused by the adverse weather and allowed 
growers to salvage marketable fruit from older acreage 
harmed significantly by the cold. In the warmer weather 
during the days that followed the cold, producers irrigated 
and applied fertilizer to some damaged fields with a 
significant amount making a complete recovery. 

For January, rainfall averaged from over three 
inches below to almost two inches above normal, while 
most temperatures were one to three degrees above 
normal. Mostly dry and warm conditions persisted 
throughout February and March. By early February, late 
winter and spring crop planting was back on schedule 
with most of the plants killed by the January cold re- 
planted. Ousting winds in late February blew blooms off 
plants as blowing sand scarred some fruit in Dade County 
and the East Coast area. 

For February, rainfall totaled from a half inch to 
almost four inches below normal at most official stations 
with West Palm Beach reporting rainfall about one and a 
half inches above normal. February temperatures soared 
from four to seven degrees above normal. Strong winds 
in early March around Immokalee and in Dade County 
caused some minor damage. Producers in Gadsden 
County began planting tomatoes in early March with 
most starting about mid-month. Ousting winds that 



accompanied scattered storms in late March caused only 
minor damage. 

For March, most official stations reported rainfall 
from about a third inch below to over four inches below 
normal, and temperatures again soaring from four to eight 
degrees above normal. A cool spell during the last few 
days of March and the first few days of April helped 
strawberry development. Warm and mostly dry condi- 
tions during most of early April helped Palmetto-Ruskin 
growers to begin the spring crop tomato harvest. Water- 
melon cutting began by mid-April in the Southwest and 
West Central regions. Zellwood growers started picking 
sweet corn around Lake Apopka after mid-month. Cold 
fronts passing over the Peninsula brought much needed 
rain and cooler temperatures beginning about mid-April 
and continuing through early May. Cloud cover during 
this period slowed the development of the tomato crop in 
the Quincy area. Strong winds and heavy rains in late 
April caused some damage to plants and fruit around 
Palmetto-Ruskin and in some northern localities. 

For April, official stations reported rainfall 
amounts from two thirds inch to two and one-third inches 
above normal with Tampa rains being nine and a half 
inches above normal. April temperatures averaged about 
normal to three degrees below normal. Cool and mostly 
dry weather in early May allowed harvesting to proceed 
at a rapid pace. Producers delayed the picking of squash 
during early May due to the low market. Scattered 
storms dropped varying amounts of rain over the southern 
Peninsula during the last three weeks of May with daily 
showers arriving statewide by early June. Some localities 
received hail and wind damage from these storms with a 
tornado dancing across parts of Miami, including the 
beach, on May 12. Dade County growers completed 
most harvesting by mid-May. Commercial picking began 
to slow in most southern Peninsula areas by the last 
week of May as north Florida growers increased activity. 
Tomato harvesting got underway in Oadsden County 
during the last week of May and the first week of June. 

For May, official stations showed temperatures 
averaging from two degrees below normal in a few 
central and northern areas to two degrees above in 
extreme southern localities. Rainfall during May varied 
from three and one third inches below normal at West 
Palm Beach to three and two thirds inches above normal 
at Miami. Daytime highs remained in the 80s during the 
first half of June with temperatures averaging normal to 
seven degrees below usual. 

Hot weather arrived in the last half of June as 
daily highs climbed into the 90s. However, June temper- 
ature averages were within a degree of normal. The 
warmer weather coupled with the increasing supply of 
vegetables from states north of Florida brought most 
commercial harvesting to an end. Scattered storms 



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throughout June caused damage in some localities due to 
strong winds, hail, and tornadoes. June rainfall totaled 
from about an inch and a half at Tampa to almost twelve 
inches at West Palm Beach. July temperatures also 
averaged within a degree or two of normal with most 
lows in the 70s and most highs in the 90s. Almost daily 
showers occurred during July and dropped from three to 
almost eleven inches of rain at the major weather sta- 
tions. Producers marketed watermelons, sweet corn, 
Dade County okra, and Gadsden County tomatoes during 
July, and continued harvesting of vegetables for local 
sales. 



SNAP BEANS 

Growers produced 4.0 million bushels of snap 
beans for fresh market during the 1 996-97 season, down 
20 percent from the 4.9 million bushels produced last 
year. Harvested acreage at 28,700 acres for the 1 996- 
97 season was an increase of 3,400 from last season. 
The 1996-97 yield of 138 bushels per acre was 57 
bushels less than a year earlier. The price of §14.51 per 
bushel was $1.66 less than the 1995-96 record high 
price of $16.17 and $2.44 more than the 1994-95 price 
of $12.07. The value of the 1996-97 crop at $57.3 
million was down 28 percent from the previous season's 
value of $79.6 million. 

Bush beans are grown in most areas of the State. 
The southeastern area, mainly Dade and Palm Beach 
counties, continued as the major production area. Pole 
beans are grown primarily in Dade County with a small 
amount grown in some northern counties. 

Central and northern area producers began 
planting their fall crop during late summer. Southwest 
started planting in late August. Dade County and East 
Coast started planting in early September. Northern 
harvest was active in September and October. West 
Central harvest started in late October. In late October 
acreage was lost to wet field conditions in the East Coast 
and Dade County. The lost acreage was replanted. 
Yields were low during November and December due to 
beans being damaged by wind scarring from the earlier 
storms. A freeze on January 19-20, the only freeze in 
the winter vegetable area for the season, killed most of 
the beans in the Everglades and Southwest. In Dade 
County most of the older fields sustained heavy damage 
from the freeze. On the East Coast the top of some of 
the plants showed some cold burn but there was no 
significant plant loss. Most of the lost acreage was 
replanted. Dade County snap bean harvest was virtually 
complete by mid-May. East Coast and Southwest 
harvest was virtually complete by the end of May. West 



Central harvest was completed by mid-June. The north- 
ern harvest was complete in July. 



BLUEBERRIES 

The acreage of blueberries harvested in 1 996-97 
was 1,300 acres, the same as last year. Production was 
an estimated 2,400,000 pounds, with an average yield 
per acre of 1,850 pounds. The value per pound was 
$2.50 and the total value of the crop was $6,005,000. 
Harvesting of blueberries occurs between mid-April and 
early June. The majority of the acreage is in northern 
counties of the Peninsula with significant production also 
in Hardee, Hillsborough, and Manatee counties, as well as 
in the Panhandle. Both fresh use and processing blueber- 
ries are produced. 



CABBAGE 

Cabbage growers in Florida produced 6.0 million 
crates and bags of cabbage during the 1 996-97 season, 
up 1 3 percent from the previous season. The gross value 
of sales was $42.7 million, up 44 percent from a year 
earlier. The season average price was $7.16, up $1.57 
from the 1995-96 season. Planted acreage totaled 8,100 
acres, down 1,300 acres from a year earlier. Harvested 
acreage amounted to 8,000 acres, down 1,000 acres 
from the previous year. The average yield of 746 crates 
per acre was up 157 crates from the previous year. The 
Hastings area was the leading production area followed 
by East and West Central areas. Flagler and Manatee 
counties were the leading cabbage producing counties 
with 1 ,800 acres each. 

Planting was underway by mid-September in the 
central area and by early October in the Hastings area. 
Planting was underway in Dade County by mid-October. 
Harvest started in the north central area in late Novem- 
ber. Harvest started in the West Central area in late 
December. Hastings and Dade County harvest started in 
early January. The freeze on January 19-20 caused no 
major damage to the cabbage crop. Harvest was com- 
plete in Dade County by mid-May and in the northern 
areas by mid-June. 

CARROTS 

Growers produced 120,300,000 pounds of 
carrots during the 1 996-97 season, up 43 percent from 
the previous season's 84,000,000 pounds. Yield in- 



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creased 3,500 pounds per acre from the 15,000 pounds 
per acre for 1995-96 to 18,500 pounds in 1996-97, a 
new record high. The previous record yield of 17,000 
pounds per acre was dug during the 1992-93 season. 
Harvested area totaled 6,500 acres, up 900 acres from 
the 1995-96 acreage. Virtually all carrots were grown in 
the central muck area around Lake Apopka during the 
1996-97 season. The value of carrots sold was $16.4 
million, up 31 percent from the $12.5 million producers 
received for the previous season's crop. The average 
farm gate price was 1 3.6 cents per pound, down slightly 
over a penny from the 14.9 cents per pound averaged in 
1 995-96. Prices slowly rose from the 1 2 cents per pound 
during December, January and February, to 14 cents in 
March, about 15 cents in April and May, and 16 cents 
per pound in June. This compared with the 1995-96 
monthly price range of 14 to almost 17 cents per pound. 
About twenty percent of the 1 996-97 crop was sold each 
month from January through March 1997, versus about 
half sold during March and April the previous season. 

Growers got planting underway around Lake 
Apopka in early September. Rainfall from Tropical Storm 
Josephine hindered germination in early October. Some 
heavy rains caused by the southern passage of Hurricane 
Lili hampered development around mid-October. Warmer, 
drier conditions during late October aided growth. Most 
of the acreage escaped major damage from near freezing 
temperatures during early-to-mid November, and again 
around mid-December. Significant rainfall in early 
December caused very little damage to the crop. Digging 
began about mid-December with growers reporting good 
quality and yield prospects. Growers reseeded young 
acreage that the January 19 freeze killed. Older fields 
sustained only light damage with all recovering well 
during the balmy conditions in the months of February 
and March. Growers packed about a third of the volume 
dug during early April as jumbo grade. Digging continued 
in the Zellwood area near Lake Apopka throughout May 
into the first part of June with very good quality har- 
vested. 



SWEET CORN 

Florida is the Nation's leader in the production of 
fresh market sweet corn. Value of the 1 996-97 sweet 
corn crop totaled a record high $123,762,000, thirteen 
percent above the previous high of $109,258,000 
attained for the 1 993-94 crop, and twenty-four percent 
above the $99,560,000 for last season's crop. Production 
at 13,921,000 42-pound crates rose ten percent above 
the 1995-96 production of 12,692,000 crates. The 
Everglades region produced 59 percent of the 1996-97 



production. The Central area, including growers around 
Lake Apopka, produced 20 percent of the total bushels 
harvested in 1996-97. The combined Southeast and 
Southwest regions produced 1 3 percent of the 1 996-97 
bushels picked while growers in northern localities 
produced the remaining 8 percent. The value per crate 
averaged $8.89, $1.05 above the 1995-96 average of 
$7.84 per crate. Growers received record-high prices of 
$14.24 and $11.09 per crate during March and April, 
respectively. Prices during 1996-97 ranged from the 
March high to the July low of $5.29. Growers planted 
44,000 acres and harvested 42,100 acres during 1996- 
97. 

Mostly mild weather kept fieldwork and plantings 
in the Zellwood and northern areas on schedule during 
July, August, and most of September. Growers delayed 
some fieldwork during early September due to the threat 
of adverse weather caused by Hurricanes Fran and 
Hortense, and due to heavy rains around Lake Okee- 
chobee. However, producers got back on schedule by mid 
month. Some Zellwood plants were knee to waist high by 
mid-September. East Coast growers started limited 
planting during the last half of September. Southwestern, 
Everglades, and Dade County producers scheduled 
planting of larger acreage for late September and early 
October. Northern picking began during late September. 
Winds caused by Tropical Storm Josephine tossed some 
plants in southern areas during early October with most 
foliage recovering. Everglades producers began light 
harvesting by mid-October. Rainfall from Hurricane Lili 
caused no significant damage to plants around mid- 
October, but did delay some fieldwork. The October rains 
leached some fertilizer from Dade County fields with 
growers replacing the chemicals after the bad weather 
passed. The oldest acreage in Dade County started 
tasseling in late October. Milder weather from late 
October into early November aided crop development. 
Windy weather around mid-November tossed some plants 
in the East Coast region with some laid over. Dade 
County harvesting began about mid-November. Drier and 
mostly warm weather from late November until mid- 
December allowed field-work and harvesting to progress 
normally. Cold winter temperatures, arriving around mid- 
December, caused no significant damage to the acreage 
around Lake Okeechobee and in Dade County. Spring 
crop planting remained active in the East Coast and 
Southwest areas during early January. The freeze around 
January 1 9 killed all spring crop acreage in the Southwest 
and burned leaves in some fields around Stuart in the 
East Coast region. Growers replanted any lost acreage 
during the balmy conditions that followed the freeze. 
Heavy rains in the East Coast area that followed the 
freeze hindered germination of some plantings. Ever- 
glades and southwestern producers were planting steadily 



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by early Febaiary. Zellwood growers started planting 
about mid-February. Planting ended by mid-to-late March 
in the Southwest area and during early April in the 
Everglades region. Oldest plants in the Zellwood area 
were about six inches high by early March and were 
tasseling by early April. Everglades growers started 
picking in late March. Zellwood producers began pulling 
after mid-April. Fields muddied by rains near mid-April 
hindered picking around Lake Okeechobee. Dade County 
growers continued picking for the local market during late 
April and into early May. Above average temperatures 
and mostly clear skies during January, February, and 
March allowed the Everglades crop to mature earlier than 
scheduled with the most of the crop harvested by late 
May resulting in the late May and June demand exceed- 
ing supplies. Zellwood and northern growers continued 
harvesting into early July. 



CUCUMBERS 

Fresh market cucumber production totaled 
5,175,000 bushels during 1996-97, about three percent 
below the 5,329,000 bushels harvested during the 1 995- 
96 season. A reduced acreage harvested, from 10,400 
to 9,100 acres, caused the drop in production since yield 
during 1996-97 at 569 bushels per acre averaged 57 
bushels higher than the 512 bushels per acre picked 
during the previous season. The 1996-97 yield sets a 
new record high and is 17 bushels above the previous 
record high of 552 bushels averaged per acre during the 
1991-92 season. The value of the 1996-97 crop rose 22 
percent above the previous season, from $48.4 million in 
1995-96 to $59.0 million for the 1996-97 crop. The 
price received by growers during 1996-97 averaged a 
new record high of $11.40 per bushel, 24 cents above 
the previous high of $11.16 per bushel realized for the 
1990-91 crop. Growers marketed over half of the crop 
during March, April, and May 1997. Growers in the East 
Coast region accounted for 49 percent of the State's 
production, followed by 28 percent from the Central 
region, 18 percent from the Southwest, and five percent 
from the North. 

Growers in northern and West Central localities 
began planting during August. Producers along the 
Southeastern coast started planting in early September. 
Southwestern growers commenced planting about mid- 
September. Several growers planted on plastic used for 
vegetables in prior quarters. Some growers delayed 
planting until receiving funding, and did not begin planting 
until October. Harvesting of a very limited northern 
acreage began in late September. Strong, gusty winds 
and blowing sand during mid-November damaged some 



early winter crop acreage with plants dehydrated and 
foliage burned and broken in many areas. East Coast 
fields with wind breaks escaped significant harm from 
these winds. Most southern Peninsula plantings escaped 
significant damage due to the short duration of near 
freezing temperatures as winter cold arrived after mid- 
December. However, some acreage near Immokalee 
sustained significant damage from the December cold. 
Warmer, drier weather from late November through the 
first half of January boosted plant growth and fruit 
development. Southwestern producers finished winter 
crop planting by the end of December. Freezing tempera- 
tures around January 1 9 significantly damaged plantings 
with crop covers protecting most acreage along the 
Southeastern coast and in the Southwestern area. East 
Coast growers continued harvesting during late January. 
Spring crop planting started in the Palmetto-Ruskin and 
Southwest regions during early February. Picking of a 
small acreage in the Southwest was completed by mid- 
February. Strong winds in late February tossed vines in 
the East Coast area with some blooms lost and fruit 
scarred. Planting in the Southwest ended in early Febru- 
ary as harvesting got underway. Some fruit did not meet 
grade in the East Coast region during late March due to 
earlier wind damage. Palmetto-Ruskin growers finished 
planting by late March with picking beginning during early 
April. Cooler temperatures around mid-April slowed crop 
development in the East Coast region. Wind gusts during 
the mid-to-late April storms tossed plants with wind- 
borne sand reducing the quality of some fruit in the West 
Central and Southwest regions. Harvesting slowed over 
the southern Peninsula during May as northern producers 
started picking. Some West Central producers turned over 
acreage to the U-Pic market by mid-May. East Coast 
growers finished picking by late May with Southwestern 
producers completing harvesting by early June. Northern 
growers continued picking through early July. 



EGGPLANT 

Eggplant production during the 1 996-97 season 
totaled 1 ,554,000 bushels. This was up 7 percent from 
the 1995-96 season. Yield averaged 863 bushels per 
acre, 1 69 bushels more than the previous season's yield. 
Acres harvested totaled 1,800 compared to 2,100 acres 
harvested the previous season. The value of production 
at $13,399,000 increased 2 percent from the 1995-96 
value of $13,146,000. The price growers received for 
the 1996-97 crop averaged $8.62 per bushel, $0.40 per 
bushel lower than the previous price of $9.02. Most of 
the eggplant production continues to come from the 
Southeast area of the State. 



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Planting started in East Coast areas in early 
August, blooming followed in mid-September with the 
oldest acreage setting fruit in late September. Harvest 
began near mid-October with initial cuts yielding fancy, 
choice grades of mostly good quality. Blowing sand and 
strong winds caused some leafburn, scarred fruit and 
increased bloom loss In November and January. How- 
ever, weather and growing conditions were mostly 
favorable for eggplant. Yields, color, and quality were 
good for the season. Harvest finished in late June. 



ESCAROLE-ENDIVE 

Escarole and endive production during the 1 996- 
97 season at 1,164,000 crates decreased fifteen percent 
from the 1,373,000 crates produced the previous year. 
Yield at 727 crates per acre averaged 22 percent or 1 30 
crates higher than the 1995-96 yield of 597 crates. 
Acreage harvested at 1,600 acres equaled the record low 
acreage harvested during the 1 994-95 season and 
dropped 30 percent or 700 acres below the 2,300 acres 
harvested during 1995-96. The average price growers 
received at $5.96 per crate rose by $1 .26 from the $4.70 
received during the previous season. The value of the 
1996-97 crop totaled $6,938,000, up eight percent or 
$489,000 from the $6,449,000 realized during the 1 995- 
96 season. Monthly prices averaged $5.96 per 25-pound 
crate compared with the 1995-96 average of $4.70 per 
crate. Marketings peaked during January and again during 
April with over twenty percent of the crop sold each 
month. 

Escarole and endive grow mainly in two areas of 
muck soils, the Central area which is located northeast of 
Lake Apopka near Zellwood, and the Everglades area 
located around the southeast side of Lake Okeechobee. 

Planting in the Everglades was delayed by wet 
soils during the first half of September, but was well 
underway by mid-month in both the Zellwood and Lake 
Okeechobee areas. Producers got harvesting underway 
around Lake Okeechobee in early to mid-October and 
around Lake Apopka in late October. Heavy rainfall 
caused by Tropical Storm Josephine and Hurricane Lili in 
early to mid October damaged some plants with most 
recovering well in the milder weather from late October 
into early November. Most plants recovered well from 
the cool, windy conditions around mid-November and the 
cold temperatures arriving in mid-December. Warmer, 
drier weather during late December and early January 
accelerated crop development and allowed fieldwork to 
progress normally. The January 1 9 cold temperatures 
singed the leaves but virtually all plants made a full 
recovery. Supplies remained light through February, but 



started increasing in early March. Harvesting was very 
active by early April around Lake Apopka and Lake 
Okeechobee. Harvesting of good supplies continued 
throughout April with a declining volume available during 
May. 



BELL PEPPERS 

The 1 996-97 production totaled almost 23 million 
bushels, 21 percent above the previous season's produc- 
tion of 1 9 million bushels and the second largest produc- 
tion of record. This increased production reflects the use 
of new, higher yielding varieties over the past several 
years and the largest fall crop of record, up 47 percent 
from the 5,550,000 bushels picked during the fall of 

1995, to 8,172,000 bushels harvested during the fall of 

1996. This fall production is four percent higher than the 
previous record of 7,832,000 bushels picked during the 
fall of 1993. Yield increased to 1,210 bushels per acre, 
273 bushels or 29 percent above the 1995-96 season's 
937 bushels per acre harvested. The 1996-97 yield is the 
highest of record, 103 bushels above the previous record- 
high 1,107 bushels picked during the 1993-94 season. 
The Southwest region accounted for 40 percent of the 
total bushels harvested, followed by the Southeast with 
35 percent, and the Central area with 23 percent. The 
western Panhandle and northern Peninsula counties make 
up the remaining two percent. Acreage picked during the 
1996-97 season totaled 19,000 acres, six percent or 
1,300 acres below the 20,300 acres harvested during the 
1995-96 season. Producers received an average of 
$10.05 per bushel for the 1996-97 crop, 29 cents higher 
than the $9.76 per bushel obtained for the 1995-96 crop. 
The 1 996-97 price was the third highest of record and 
averaged $2.04 below the record-high price of $12.09 
per bushel attained during the 1990-91 season. The 
value of the 1996-97 crop totaled $230,925,000, 24 
percent above the 1995-96 value of $185,672,000. The 
total value of the 1 996-97 crop is the highest of record 
and compares with the previous record of $219,838,000 
received for the 1993-94 crop. Prices stayed above 
$9.00 for all months except October, December, and 
June. 

Pepper plantings were underway in the East 
Coast region during the last half of July with producers in 
the Southwest and Palmetto-Ruskin areas starting by 
mid-to-late August. Drier than normal fall weather kept 
plantings on schedule throughout September with some 
growers able to plant acreage in September that they 
usually do not plant until October. Fruit began to set 
about mid-September in the oldest fields along the 
southeastern coast and by late September in southwest- 



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em and West Central localities. Northern picking got 
underway in early October. Rainy, windy weather from 
Tropical Storm Josephine making landfall in early Octo- 
ber, harmed some foliage and reduced yield prospects by 
blowing off blooms. East Coast growers started picking 
by mid-October. Heavy rainfall again reduced crop 
prospects in some central and southern Peninsula locali- 
ties when Hurricane Lili passed through the Florida Straits 
about mid-October. Drier weather from late October 
through early November allowed most plants to recover. 
Fruit started reaching maturation in southwestern fields 
by late October with harvesting underway by early 
November. Windy, cooler weather during mid-November 
slowed fruit setting and sizing, caused foliage to burn, 
increased bloom loss, and scarred some fruit in southern 
fields. However, fields around Immokalee escaped 
significant damage although wind-borne sand scarred 
some fruit. Picking of the Palmetto-Ruskin crop got 
underway during late November. Milder weather from late 
November into early December boosted crop development 
and allowed transplanting to proceed on schedule in the 
East Coast and Southwestern regions. Cold winds near 
mid-December again caused some crop damage with 
most plants recovering well in the warm and dry condi- 
tions existing from late December into early January. Mild 
weather during the first part of January boosted plant 
growth of young fields in the East Coast and West 
Central regions. The freeze around January 19 burned 
older plants halfway down the main stalk with producers 
making salvage harvests from these fields through 
February. Young plants escaped significant cold damage. 
Most acreage in the East Coast area was not affected by 
the cold temperatures with growers making spot resets 
of a minor amount of young plants killed by the freeze. 
Producers in the West Central and Lithia areas replanted 
fields killed by the cold with some acreage recovering 
well in the balmy conditions that followed. Transplanting 
started about mid-February in Sumter County. West 
Central and East Coast growers finished spring planting 
by late March. Harvesting was underway by early April in 
the West Central area. Dry soils prompted Sumter County 
producers to irrigate in early April. Storms interrupted 
picking in many southern Peninsula localities beginning 
around mid-April but caused no significant delays. Warm 
temperatures during late May and during the first half of 
June stressed plant growth in some East Coast localities. 
Picking started to slow in the Immokalee area by mid-May 
with harvesting finished by early June. Growers in the 
Palmetto-Ruskin region began to open fields for U-Pic 
harvesting about mid-May with activity proceeding into 
July. East Coast growers finished picking by mid-June. 
Northern producers began spring crop harvesting during 
late May with activity continuing through late June into 
early July. 



POTATOES 

Rorida potato production during 1997, including 
both winter and spring, totaled 8.1 million cwt. This was 
1 5 percent less than the 1996 crop. A total of 43,500 
acres was planted for harvest in 1997, down 7 percent 
from the previous year. Out of this total 42,100 acres 
were dug, down 5 percent from 1996. The value of the 
crop was placed at $97.7 million, down 23 percent from 
last year. The price received for all potatoes averaged 
$12.00 per cwt compared with $13.20 in 1996. The 
yield for all potatoes was 1 94 cwt per acre, down 23 cwt 
from the previous year. 

The first potatoes were planted in the Southwest 
area around early October. In Dade County potato 
planting got underway in early November. Planting ended 
in both the Southwest and Dade County in January. 
Planting started in the West Central area in late Novem- 
ber and ended in late January. On January 1 9-20 in the 
Southwest a freeze killed most of the plants in the potato 
fields. In Dade County the potatoes had leaf burn from 
the freeze. Heavy rains during the winter damaged the 
Dade County crop. Blight was also a problem in the Dade 
County potato fields. In the West Central the growers 
were able to cover the potato plants so they were not 
killed by the January freeze. Harvest started in the 
Southwest and Dade County in early February. The West 
Central areas harvest started in late February. Harvest 
was complete in Dade County, Southwest, and West 
Central areas in late May. 

In the Hastings area, the largest area of potato 
production area in Florida, planting started in late Decem- 
ber and ended in mid-March. The January 19-20 freeze 
did major damage only to the early planted potatoes in 
the Hastings area that were too large to cover. Hastings 
potatoes were actively being harvested by mid-April. 
Harvesting in the Hastings area was virtually complete in 
early June. 

The "red-skinned" varieties are the dominant 
potatoes grown for winter harvest in south Florida. Most 
of the winter crop is sold for table stock. In the Hastings 
and the other spring areas, the "white-skinned" varieties 
dominate. Most of the Hastings production goes to the 
potato chip industry. Most of the Hastings production is 
used to produce potato chips. 

RADISHES 

Production of radishes in Florida totaled 3.6 
million cartons in 1996-97, down 25 percent from the 
previous season. (A carton of radishes is 1 5 pounds.) The 
area for harvest was 10,600 acres, down 15 percent 
from the 1995-96 season. This is also the lowest acreage 



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of record. The yield was 340 cartons per acre, down 50 
cartons from last season. The average season value per 
carton was $4.95, up 81 cents from the 1995-96 season. 
The value of annual production was $17.8 million, down 
1 1 percent from the previous season. 

Seedings for the 1996-97 crop were underway by 
early September in the Central/Zellwood and Everglades 
areas. Harvest started in the Central area and the Ever- 
glades in late October. Planting and harvest were 
occasionally delayed by wet weather during the remain- 
der of the season. The freeze in mid-January killed 
virtually all the radishes on the muck in Zellwood. In the 
Everglades the freeze caused significant losses. Fields at 
Zellwood planted on sand land in protected areas suffered 
very little loss. Harvesting in the Everglades area was 
complete in late May and by the end of June in the 
central area. 



SQUASH 

The harvested area of squash in the 1 996-97 
season was 8,500 acres, down 1 1 percent from the 
previous season. This was the lowest acreage since the 
1969-70 season. Production reached 2.4 million bushels, 
up 20 percent from last season. (A bushel of squash 
equals 42 pounds.) The yield was 285 bushels per acre, 
up 75 bushels from the 1995-96 season. Shipments to 
out-of-State markets had two peaks, a fall peak in 
November and a spring peak in April. The average price 
for the season was $1 1 .66 per bushel, down $1 .88 from 
last season. The total value of the crop was $28.2 million 
up 3 percent from the 1995-96 season. 

Florida produces acorn, butternut, yellow crook- 
neck, yellow straightneck, white, and zucchini squash. 
The Southeast region accounted for 66 percent of the 
State's production, with the Southwest producing 16 
percent of State's total. 

Planting of the southwest and East Coast fall 
crop was active during early September. West Central 
planting was underway by mid-September. In Dade 
County planting was active in late September. Harvest- 
ing in the north was active in early September. East 
Coast harvesting started in late September. Hurricane 
Opal did no major damage to the squash crop. West 
Central harvest started in mid-October. Dade County 
harvest started in late October. West Central fall harvest 
was virtually completed by late December. The mid- 
January freeze killed or heavily damaged most of the old 
squash plants in the winter vegetable areas. Most of the 
youngest plants survived the freeze. The lost acreages 
were replanted. The harvest was complete in southern 
areas by late May and in the North by the end of June. 



STRAWBERRIES 

Production of strawberries reached 14,742,000 
flats in the 1996-97 season, up from the 13,000,000 
flats In the 1995-96 season. Area harvested was 6,100 
acres, up from 6,000 acres the previous year. Yield was 
2,417 flats per acre, up from the 2,167 flats last year. 
(A flat of strawberries equals 12 pounds.) The value of 
the 1996-97 strawberry crop was $146,1 19,000 up 30 
percent from the 1995-96 crop. The price per flat at 
$9.91 was up from the 1995-96 price of $8.66 per flat. 

The major production area continues to be in 
Hillsborough County, centered in the Plant City-Dover 
area. A significant amount of U-Pic acreage is grown in 
Dade County and the East Coast area. Planting began in 
late September and was completed by the beginning of 
November. Major varieties include Oso Grande, Selva, 
and Sweet Charlie. Harvesting started in late November, 
peaked in February, and continued into April. 



TOMATOES 

The value of the 1 996-97 fresh market tomato 
crop totaled $462.5 million, up $18.1 million or four 
percent from the 1995-96 value of $444.5 million. 
Although acreage harvested at 37,300 acres decreased 
by 8,200 acres from the 45,500 acres picked the previ- 
ous season, yield per acre rose by 218 cartons, from 
1,250 cartons per acre for the 1995-96 crop to 1,468 
cartons during 1996-97. The estimated acreage includes 
round and plum or pear varieties and U-Pic acres. The 
value per carton at $8.45, f. o. b. basis, was 63 cents 
higher than the $7.82 per carton growers received for the 
1995-96 crop. Average prices during 1996-97 ranged 
from a high of $14.70 per carton in March to a low of 
$6.58 per carton in April. Prices increased from October 
through most of March, dropped in April, and again rose 
in May and June, reflecting competition from areas 
outside of Florida. 

Planting began around Quincy about mid-July 
with most acreage in the ground by early August. Trans- 
planting started around mid-August in southern Peninsula 
areas. Dade County growers commenced planting during 
the last half of September. The drier than normal fall 
weather allowed planting and spraying for disease control 
to proceed on schedule. Harvesting began around Quincy 
during late September with most growers starting to pick 
In early October. Some southern growers delayed planting 
until they received funding. Heavy rains and strong winds 
spun off as Hurricane Lili passed through the Florida 
straits around mid-October, increased bloom drop which 
lowered the late fall and early winter crop yield potential. 



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The Palmetto-Ruskin area escaped significant damage 
from this storm as picking of the fall crop began. South- 
western and southeastern growers started harvesting 
during late October and early November with dry, warm 
weather speeding progress. Cold, windy weather around 
mid-November caused fruit scarring, plant dehydration, 
and foliage to burn and break in many southern localities 
with most younger plants escaping significant damage. 
Mild weather allowed fieldwork to progress on schedule 
from the last part of November through most of the first 
half of December. Dade County growers started picking 
a very small acreage in early December. Heavy rain at the 
end of the first week of December slowed some activity 
in all southern areas. Most southern Peninsula acreage 
escaped damage from the winter cold spell that arrived 
after mid-December. Warm and mostly dry weather 
during late December and early January aided plant 
growth and development with harvesting near the peak 
level to meet the holiday demands. Below normal rainfall 
during December prompted most producers to irrigate 
fields. Picking in the Palmetto-Ruskin area was virtually 
completed by early January. Freezing temperatures 
around January 19 significantly damaged most plantings. 
Growers made spot resets for those plants completely 
killed by the cold with only a small acreage completely 
lost. Supplies during February and most of March were 
limited with a lot of fruit not meeting grade due to the 
effects of the January freeze. Nearly ideal weather from 
late January through early April helped plants damaged 
by the January cold to recover completely. 



January 1 997 Freeze Losses for 
Florida Tomato Acreage 





All Acres 


Palmetto- 
Ruskin 


Southwest 


Acres Lost 


1,876 


331 


1,545 


Acres Not Replanted 


175 





175 


Acres Replanted 


1,701 


331 


1,370 


Percent Replanted 


91% 


100% 


89% 



Transplanting was finished in Dade County during 
early January; in the Southwest area, by late February; 
and in the Palmetto-Ruskin and East Coast regions, by 
mid-March. Producers in the Quincy area began planting 
in early March with ninety-five percent of plantings in the 
ground by early April. Growers began picking some of the 
freeze damaged acreage in late March with abundant 
supplies available throughout April. Oldest plants in the 
Quincy area started blooming about mid-April. Wind, 
water, and hail accompanying storms during the last half 



of April damaged some plants and fruit in the Palmetto- 
Ruskin and Southwest regions. Some plants were cov- 
ered by water in the Palmetto-Ruskin area due to heavy 
downpours from these storms. Acreage in Gadsden 
County escaped significant damage from these storms 
although strong winds dehydrated plants. Dade County 
producers turned most acreage over to plnhookers in late 
April with most harvesting completed by early May. 
Cloudy weather kept temperatures cooler than normal 
around Quincy during late April and early May, which 
slowed crop development. The cool, dry weather continu- 
ing into early May allowed picking to proceed at a rapid 
pace with Dade County growers finished by the first full 
week of May. Storms during the last three weeks of May 
slowed some harvesting and increased fruit gradeout due 
to rain and sun damage. Southwestern growers com- 
pleted harvesting in late May with some fruit from other 
areas continuing to be packed in Immokalee. Picking got 
underway in Gadsden County during the last week of 
May and the first week of June with virtually all first 
picks made by mid-month. East Coast growers finished 
picking about mid-June. Palmetto-Ruskin producers 
continued harvesting through mid-to-late June. Growers 
around Quincy harvested about half of the production 
during the first three weeks of June. All picking for out of 
state shipments was completed by early July. 



WATERMELONS 

Production during the 1996-97 season totaled 7.5 
million cwt, up 5 percent from the 7.1 million cwt 
produced last season. Harvested acreage totaled 30,000 
acres, down 1 2 percent from the previous season. The 
average yield was 250 cwt per acre, up 40 cwt from the 
1995-96 season. Value of production was $54.8 million, 
up 10 percent from last season. Growers received $7.30 
per cwt, up 30 cents from the previous season. 

Southern counties accounted for 23 percent of 
the production and 23 percent of the harvested acreage. 
Hendry was the largest county in the south and number 
two in the State with almost 9 percent of the State's 
harvested acreage. Northern counties account for 51 
percent of the production and 46 percent of the acreage. 
Alachua County had the largest acreage in the State with 
more than 10 percent of the acreage. Central counties 
had 19 percent of the production, led by Manatee County 
with almost 7 percent of the State's harvested acreage. 
Western counties had 7 percent of the production and 
more than 1 1 percent of the State's harvested acreage. 

A small acreage for harvest during the fall is 
grown in southern localities and in scattered areas of 
north and central Florida. These melons are harvested in 



10 



October, November, and December depending on 
weather conditions. This acreage and production is 
included in the spring crop. 

Fall crop plantings began during the summer of 
1996 around Paimetto-Ruskin and in scattered areas of 
north and central Florida. The fall harvest was underway 
in the north in early October and started in the Paimetto- 
Ruskin and central areas in mid-October. Fall harvest 
ended in late December. Planting of the spring crop in the 
southwest started in mid-January and was complete by 
early March. The mid-January freeze did little damage to 
the watermelon crop as most of the acreage was not up. 
Growers replanted the lost fields. Planting in the 
Paimetto-Ruskin area started in early February and was 
complete by mid-March. Planting in North Florida started 
in early March. Harvest in the southwest was underway 
by mid-April. West Central harvest started in mid-April. 
Harvest in the North was underway in late May. Harvest 
in the Southwest ended in early June. The Central 
harvest was completed in June. Northern and Western 
harvest were active into July. 



OTHER CROPS 

Cantaloupes are grown in Florida primarily in the 
spring and summer in the Southwest and North Central 
areas. Some cantaloupes also are grown during the fall 
months in the Southwest and West Central areas. The 
peak harvest period is normally May and June. Much of 
the production is sold through roadside stands and local 
markets. 

Cauliflower is grown in the North Central and 
West Central areas. Supplies are available from late 
November through early May. 

Celery production is located mainly in the Central 
Florida area around Zellwood and in the Everglades, with 
the Everglades area producing the larger share. Trans- 
planting usually starts by early September and harvest 
runs from November through June. Due to the limited 
number of producers growing celery, the Florida Agricul- 
tural Statistics Service has discontinued publishing 
acreage, yield, and price statistics. 

Tropical vegetable production is centered in Dade 
County. The most common tropical vegetables followed 
by the scientific name in italics and other names in paren- 
theses are: boniato-lpomea batata (sweet potato); 



calabaza-Cucurbita (pumpkin); malanga-Xanthosoma 
caracu or (dasheen, yautia); and cassava-M anihot 
esculenta (crantz, yucca, tapioca). Boniato, calabaza, 
and malanga constitute the bulk of production. Peak 
production of malanga occurs in February through April. 
Efforts are being made to provide more even supplies 
throughout the year, Miami and the Tampa Bay areas are 
important points of consumption for the Florida produc- 
tion. The supplies shipped out of State are primarily for 
the New York City and Philadelphia areas. 

Collard, turnip, mustard, and other greens are 
grown throughout the State and centered around large 
population areas and in the muck soils of the Everglades 
and Zellwood areas. Supplies are available for local 
consumption throughout the year. 

Okra is grown in many areas of the State. Dade 
County produces okra for local use as well as for ship- 
ments to other States. Peak production is in May and 
June with a good supply in October and November. 

Green onions and leeks are produced in the North 
Central and West Central areas. Supplies are marketed 
primarily at roadside stands and markets for local use, but 
there are several large producers who ship to other 
States. 

Most of the dry onions are produced in southern 
and west central areas of the State. 

Parsley is available in both the curly and plain 
types. The bulk of the commercial volume shipped to 
other States is produced in the Everglades and Zellwood 
areas. Light supplies sold for local use are available from 
Sarasota, Lake Placid, and other areas. 

Southern peas are grown primarily in the West, 
North, West Central, and Everglades areas of Florida. 
Dade County also produces a considerable amount of 
southern peas. Light supplies are generally available from 
September through December. Heavy movement is 
spread out from November through May. A high percent- 
age of the crop is utilized for processing, though a part of 
the crop is sold through local markets for fresh use. 

Chinese Cabbage is grown primarily on the muck- 
lands in the Everglades area with minor production in the 
ZellwoodAA/est Central areas. Harvest began in October 
and continued through early June. 



11 



VEGETABLES, WATERMELONS, POTATOES, AND BERRIES 

Acreage, yield, production and value, Florida, crop years 1995-96 and 1996-97 



Crop 


rianieu 


acreage 


Harvested 


acreage 


Yield per acre 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1995-96 


1996-97 






Acres 




Cwt 


Vegetables: 














Snap beans 


28,500 


31,300 


25,300 


28,700 


58 


41 


Cabbage 


9,400 


8,100 


9,000 


8,000 


294 


373 


Carrots ^' 


7,100 


6,800 


5,600 


6,500 


150 


185 


Sweet corn 


42,200 


44,000 


42,000 


42,100 


127 


139 


Cucumbers 


1 1,100 


9,400 


10,400 


9,100 


282 


313 


Eggplant 


2,100 


1,800 


2,100 


1,800 


229 


285 


Escarole 


2,600 


1,700 


2,300 


1,600 


149 


182 


Bell peppers 


21,000 


19,650 


20,300 


19,000 


262 


339 


Radishes 


13,700 


12,700 


1 2,400 


10,600 


58 


51 


Squash 


10,800 


9,500 


9,600 


8,500 


88 


120 


Tomatoes 


46,400 


37,500 


45,500 


37,300 


307 


367 


Total 


194,900 


182,450 


184,500 


173,200 




— 


Other vegetables ^' 


81,900 


81,500 


81,000 


79,900 


160 


160 


Watermelons 


40,000 


33,000 


34,000 


30,000 


210 


250 


Potatoes 


46,800 


43,500 


44,300 


42,100 


216 


193 


Strawberries 


6,000 


6,100 


6,000 


6,100 


260 


290 


Blueberries 






1,300 


1,300 


18 


18 


Total, all crops 


369,600 


346,550 


351,100 


332,600 






Crop 


Production 


Value per cwt 


1 oxa 


value 














1995-96 


1996-97 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1995-96 


1996-97 




1 ,000 cwt 


Dollars per cwt 


1,000 


dollars 


Vegetables: 














Snap beans 


1,477 


1,185 


53.90 


49.00 


79,620 


58,039 


Cabbage 


2,650 


2,985 


11.20 


14.30 


29,634 


42,745 


Carrots ^' 


840 


1,203 


14.90 


13.60 


12,516 


16,361 


Sweet corn 


5,331 


5,847 


18.70 


21.20 


99,560 


123,762 


Cucumbers 


2,931 


2,846 


16.50 


20.70 


48,369 


58,982 


Eggplant 


481 


513 


27.30 


26.10 


13,146 


13,399 


Escarole 


343 


291 


18.80 


23.80 


6,449 


6,938 


Bell peppers 


5,326 


6,436 


34.90 


35.90 


185,672 


230,925 


Radishes 


725 


541 


27.60 


33.00 


20,021 


17,840 


Squash 


847 


1,018 


32.20 


27.80 


27,297 


28,246 


Tomatoes 


13,967 


13,688 


31.80 


33.80 


444,470 


462,526 


Total 


34,918 


36,552 






966,739 


1,059,039 


Other vegetables ^' 


12,960 


12,784 


19.00 


19.10 


246,240 


244,174 


Watermelons 


7,140 


7,500 


7.00 


7.30 


49,980 


54,750 


Potatoes ^' 


9,564 


8,138 


13.20 


12.00 


126,165 


97,671 


Strawberries 


1,560 


1,769 


72.20 


82.60 


112,632 


146,119 


Blueberries 


23 


24 


215.90 


250.00 


4,965 


6,005 


Total, all crops 


66,165 


66,767 






1,506,721 


1,607,758 



^' Fresh and processing. ^' Other fresh and processing vegetables, and cantaloupes. ^' Production sold. 



12 



VEGETABLES. WATERMELONS. POTATOES. AND BERRIES: 

Harvested acreage, Florida, crop years 1982-83 through 1996-97 



Crop 
year 


Harvested acreage 


\/priPta HIp c ^ ' 
V La UICo 


\A/atPrmplnnc 

VVOLCI 1 1 IdxJI lO 




Rprripc 

LJd 1 ICO 


Tntal 

1 U LC3I 








Acres 






1 982-8*? 


318 1 90 


49,000 


31 300 


5 400 


403 890 

( Www 


1983-84 


317,390 


60,000 


33.600 


5.100 


416,090 


1984-85 


320,780 


54,000 


35.100 


5.300 


415,180 


1 985-86 


312,300 


47,550 


32,600 


4,900 


397,350 


1 986-87 


309.625 


46,100 


35,700 


4.900 


396,325 


1 987-88 


31 3 800 


49 800 


36 100 


5 000 


404 700 


1988-89 


306,750 


50,000 


42,600 


5,300 


404,650 


1989-90 


272,380 


45,000 


44,700 


5,300 


367,380 


1 990-91 


272,410 


36,000 


43,000 


5,500 


356,910 


1 qqi.q2 


289,655 


45,000 


40.100 


5,900 


380,655 


1 992-93 


OOC O 1 o 


O /,UUU 


41 ,900 


6,800 


0-71 CIO 

o71 .51 


1993-94 


283,029 


37,000 


46,400 


7,100 


373.529 


1994-95 


274,900 


33,000 


42.900 


7,300 


358.100 


1995-96 


265,500 


34,000 


44,300 


7,300 


351.100 


1996-97 


253,100 


30,000 


42.100 


7,400 


332,600 



VEGETABLES, WATERMELONS. POTATOES. AND BERRIES: 

Value of production. Florida, crop years 1982-83 through 1996-97 



Crop 
year 


Value of production 


Vegetables ^' 


Watermelons 


Potatoes 


Berries ^' 


Total 








1,000 dollars 






1982-83 


926,317 


58.212 


55,748 


52,531 


1,092,808 


1983-84 


887,505 


62,124 


70,188 


38,842 


1,058,659 


1984-85 


830,987 


53,336 


74.323 


61,268 


1,019,914 


1985-86 


980,231 


54,506 


67.315 


50,157 


1,152,209 


1986-87 


1,107,614 


69.774 


113.859 


67,062 


1.358,309 


1987-88 


1,147,068 


62,556 


45,966 


73,875 


1,329,465 


1988-89 


1,325,550 


45,050 


128,323 


92,188 


1,591,111 


1989-90 


1,439,317 


64,350 


139,914 


75,324 


1,718.905 


1990-91 


1,353,302 


80,767 


163.964 


84,876 


1.682,909 


1991-92 


1.526,689 


66,150 


92,359 


108,810 


1.794,008 


1992-93 


1,568,095 


66,600 


128,194 


122,613 


1.775.502 


1993-94 


1,277,218 


57,868 


118,655 


107,115 


1,560.856 


1994-95 


1,241,345 


62,700 


84,010 


123,658 


1,511,713 


1995-96 


1,212,979 


49,980 


126,165 


117,597 


1,506.721 


1996-97 


1.303.213 


54,750 


97,671 


152,124 


1,607,758 



^' Vegetable crops include snap beans, cabbage, carrots, celery, sweet corn, cucumbers, eggplant, escarole, lettuce, 
peppers, squash, tomatoes, radishes, spinach, other fresh and processing vegetables, and cantaloupes. ^' Berries 
for years 1991-97 include strawberries and blueberries. 



13 



SNAP BEANS: Acreage, production, and value, Florida, 
crop years 1982-83 through 1996-97 



Crop 
year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
acre 


Production 


Value 
per 
crate 


Total 
value 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres 


30-lb bushel 


1,000 bushels 


Dollars 


1 ,000 dollars 


1982-83 


48,700 


46,400 


90 


4,154 


10.60 


44,041 


1983-84 


46,200 


44,000 


96 


4,210 


9.22 


38,824 


1 984-85 


48,200 


45,700 


87 


3,960 


8.99 


35,592 


1985-86 


39,500 


37,900 


106 


4,028 


10.23 


41,194 


1986-87 


35,100 


34,000 


127 


4,321 


11.46 


49,536 


1987-88 


30,400 


29,400 


150 


4,419 


12.20 


53,897 


1988-89 


28,200 


25,900 


138 


3,568 


14.85 


52,977 


1989-90 


24,900 


19,700 


188 


3,707 


11.05 


40,948 


1990-91 


21,750 


20,950 


178 


3,729 


13.54 


50,495 


1991-92 


30,900 


29,450 


192 


5,653 


12.97 


73,319 


1992-93 


28,800 


27,200 


174 


4,746 


14.85 


70,466 


1993-94 


28,700 


25,500 


174 


4,438 


12.63 


56,041 


1994-95 


34,200 


31,600 


170 


5,367 


12.07 


64,780 


1995-96 


28,500 


25,300 


195 


4,923 


16.17 


79,605 


1996-97 


31,300 


28,700 


138 


3,950 


14.51 


57,315 



SNAP BEANS: Acreage and production for fresh market by areas, 
Florida, crop years 1995-96 and 1996-97 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1995-96 


1996-97 






Acres 




30-lb bushel 


1 ,000 bushels 


West 


300 


500 


300 


500 


233 


110 


70 


55 


North " 


2,500 


3,600 


2,300 


3,500 


289 


118 


665 


413 


West Central 


700 


1,200 


700 


1,200 


326 


180 


228 


216 


Southeast ^' 


25,000 


26,000 


22,000 


23,500 


180 


139 


3,960 


3,266 


State 


28,500 


31,300 


25,300 


28,700 


195 


138 


4,923 


3,950 


Oct - Dec 


6,500 


7,000 


6,300 


6,700 


243 


213 


1,533 


1,430 


Jan - Jul 


22,000 


24,300 


19,000 


22,000 


178 


115 


3,390 


2,520 



Includes North Central and East Central. ^' Includes Southwest and Everglades. 



SNAP BEANS: Acreage harvested for fresh market by selected counties, 
Florida, crop years 1991-92 through 1996-97 



Counties 


1991-92 


1992-93 


1993-94 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1996-97 








Acres 






Alachua 


1,500 


900 


800 


1,800 


900 


900 


Dade (bush) 


16,000 


18,800 


15,500 


15,000 


12,400 


13,000 


Dade (pole) 


2,500 


2,000 


2,200 


2,200 


1,900 


2,000 


Other counties 


9,450 


5,500 


7,000 


12,600 


10,100 


12,800 


State 


29,450 


27,200 


25,500 


31,600 


25,300 


28,700 



14 



SNAP BEANS: Production sold, for fresh market monthly, Florida, 
crop years 1992-93 through 1996-97 



rr\f\ 

year 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 












1 ,000 30-lb bushels 








1992-93 


49 


392 


490 


602 


703 


652 


904 


954 


1/ 


4,746 


1993-94 


2/ 


654 


564 


589 


628 


786 


707 


510 


1/ 


4,438 


1 994-95 


2/ 


580 


687 


585 


596 


741 


1,529 


649 


1/ 


5,367 


1995-96 


69 


674 


790 


408 


271 


320 


1,043 


1,348 


1/ 


4,923 


1996-97 


59 


751 


620 


533 


87 


672 
Percent 


699 


529 


1/ 


3,950 


1992-93 


1.0 


8.3 


10.4 


12.7 


14.8 


13.7 


19.0 


20.1 


1/ 


100.0 


1 993-94 


2/ 


14.7 


12.7 


13.3 


14.2 


17.7 


15.9 


11.5 


1/ 


100.0 


1 994-95 


21 


10.8 


12.8 


10.9 


11.1 


13.8 


28.5 


12.1 


1/ 


100.0 


1995-96 


1.4 


13.7 


16.0 


8.3 


5.5 


6.5 


22.5 


26.1 


1/ 


100.0 


1996-97 


1.5 


19.0 


15.7 


13.5 


2.2 


17.0 


17.7 


13.4 


1/ 


100.0 



^' June combined with May. ^' October combined with November. 



SNAP BEANS: Average value per bushel for fresh market sales, monthly, 
Florida, crop years 1 992-93 through 1 996-97 



Crop 
year 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Average 












Dollars 










1992-93 


13.95 


14.97 


19.80 


16.38 


14.16 


14.28 


13.89 


13.14 


1/ 


14.85 


1993-94 


21 


13.86 


12.84 


12.03 


11.94 


11.16 


14.64 


11.85 


1/ 


12.63 


1994-95 


21 


16.92 


21.54 


13.44 


14.31 


9.69 


4.95 


13.95 


1/ 


12.07 


1995-96 


12.00 


15.15 


16.02 


21.12 


21.66 


21.27 


14.58 


14.40 


1/ 


16.17 


1996-97 


14.82 


12.84 


12.72 


15.00 


26.31 


12.66 


17.85 


14.46 


1/ 


14.51 



" June combined with May. ^' October combined with November. 



15 



CABBAGE: Acreage, production, and value, Florida, 
crop years 1982-83 through 1996-97 



Crop 

year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
acre 


Production 


Value 
per 
crate 


Total 
value 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres 


oO-lb crate 


1 ,000 crates 


Dollars 


1,000 dollars 


1 »82-8o 


1 D,oUU 


1 4, /UU 


464 


6,824 


3.32 


22,687 


1983-84 


1 Q r\r\r\ 

1 y,uuu 


1 1 ,UUU 


449 


4,937 


8.25 


40,736 


1984-85 


19,600 


16,650 


491 


8,174 


6.21 


50,775 


1 SoO-oD 


18,850 


1 4,400 


409 


5,891 


4.53 


26,714 


1 3oD-o/ 


1 D,DUU 


1 o,oUU 


427 


5,677 


4.62 


26,202 


i rtOT 00 

1 yo/-oo 


1 "7 1 r\n 


1 R ctr\r\ 
1 0,dUU 


421 


6,560 


4.51 


29,559 


1988-89 


1 K Qr»A 

1 o,yuu 


1 D,OUU 


418 


6,480 


4.70 


30,433 


1989-90 


1 4, JOO 


1 2,900 


430 


5,548 


6.95 


38,575 


1 990-91 


12,700 


11,950 


478 


5,71 6 


5.03 


28,731 


1 991-92 


1 3,000 


12,300 


467 


5,745 


5.41 


31 ,100 


1 992-9o 


10,400 


9,800 


OOD 


c -700 

5,738 


7.37 


A OT~T 

42,277 


1 993-94 


9,900 


9,300 


632 


5,882 


5.30 


31,196 


1994-95 


7,500 


7,000 


547 


3,830 


4.50 


17,235 


1995-96 


9,400 


9,000 


589 


5,300 


5.59 


29,634 


1996-97 


8,100 


8,000 


746 


5,970 


7.16 


42,745 



CABBAGE: Production sold, monthly, Florida, crop 
years 1992-93 through 1996-97 



Crop 
year 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 










1 ,000 50-lb crates 








1 992-93 


58 


230 


1,176 


1,062 


1,468 


1,274 


453 


17 


5,738 


1 993-94 


63 


187 


902 


1,352 


1,840 


1,296 


226 


17 


5,882 


1994-95 




2/ 


632 


678 


1,237 


1,092 


180 


11 


3,830 


1995-96 


31 


154 


700 


885 


1,261 


1,495 


784 


21 


5,300 


1996-97 


18 


316 


1.099 


1,224 


1,713 
Percent 


1,272 


304 


24 


5,970 


1992-93 


1.0 


4.0 


20.5 


18.5 


25.6 


22.2 


7.9 


.3 


100.0 


1993-94 


1.1 


3.2 


15.3 


23.0 


31.3 


22.0 


3.8 


.3 


100.0 


1 994-95 




2/ 


16.5 


17.7 


32.3 


28.5 


4.7 


.3 


100.0 


1995-96 


3/ 


2.9 


13.2 


16.7 


23.8 


28.2 


14.8 


.4 


100.0 


1996-97 


.3 


5.3 


18.4 


20.5 


28.7 


21.3 


5.1 


.4 


100.0 



^' Includes October shipments. ^' Included in January shipments. ^' Included in December shipments. 



16 



CABBAGE: Average value per crate for fresh market sales, monthly, 
Florida, crop years 1992-93 through 1996-97 



Crop 
year 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Average 






























U.03 




7 fin 




0.\J\J 


7 "^7 


1 99 0-94 


D.25 


d.dO 


c o c 
D.ZO 


4. /U 




K. f\ti 

o.Uo 


b.ob 


b.bU 


b.oU 


1 994-95 






7.80 


5.50 


3.00 


3.70 


4.25 


4.00 


4.50 


1995-96 




6.00 


6.05 


5.00 


5.25 


5.73 


6.05 


5.52 


5.59 


1996-97 


5.10 


5.65 


7.15 


9.10 


7.10 


6.10 


6.20 


3.70 


7.16 



CABBAGE: Acreage and production by areas, Florida, 
crop years 1995-96, 1996-97 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1995-96 


1996-97 






Acres 




50-lb crate 


1 ,000 crates 


Hastings 


3,500 


3,400 


3,400 


3,300 


605 


780 


2,057 


2,574 


Other North & West 


300 


250 


250 


250 


578 


700 


145 


175 


North Central 


2,000 


1,400 


1,900 


1,400 


565 


655 


1,073 


917 


East & West Central 


2,800 


2,600 


2,700 


2,600 


600 


770 


1,620 


2,002 


South 


800 


450 


750 


450 


540 


670 


405 


302 


State 


9,400 


8,100 


9,000 


8,000 


589 


746 


5,300 


5,970 



CABBAGE: Acreage harvested by selected counties, Florida, 
crop years 1991-92 through 1996-97 



Counties 


1991-92 


1992-93 


1993-94 


1 994-95 


1995-96 


1 996-97 








Acres 






Flagler 


1,700 


2,000 


1,800 


1,400 


1,800 


1,800 


Manatee 


3,900 


2,400 


3,200 


2,800 


2,000 


1,800 


Putnam & St. Johns 


1,600 


2,000 


1,700 


1,100 


1,700 


1,500 


Other counties 


3,600 


3,400 


2,600 


1,700 


3,500 


2,900 


State 


12,300 


9,800 


9,300 


7,000 


9,000 


8,000 



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CARROTS: Acreage, production and value, Florida, 
crop years 1987-88 through 1996-97 



Crop 
ycdi 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
acre 


Production 


Value 
per 
cwt 


Total 
value 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres 


Cwt 


1 ,000 cwt 


Dollars 


1.000 dollars 


1987-88 


12,700 


12,200 


97 


1,183 


11.40 


13,486 


1988-89 


9,700 


9,400 


100 


940 


16.00 


1 5,040 


1989-90 


9,900 


7,200 


150 


1,080 


16.30 


17,604 


1990-91 


9,400 


9,000 


115 


1,035 


21.80 


22,563 


1991-92 


9,400 


9,000 


145 


1,305 


15.50 


20,228 


1992-93 


8,000 


7,800 


170 


1,326 


16.90 


22,409 


1993-94 


7,900 


7,700 


115 


886 


12.70 


11,252 


1994-95 


7,900 


5,800 


140 


812 


20.90 


16,971 


1995-96 


7,100 


5,600 


150 


840 


14.90 


12,516 


1996-97 


6,800 


6,500 


185 


1,203 


13.60 


16,361 







CARROTS: 


Average value per hundredweight for fresh market sales. 










monthly, Florida, crop years 1992-93 through 1996-97 






Crop 
year 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Season 
total 












Dollars 










1992-93 


30.20 


13.80 


14.40 


17.10 


20.80 


16.80 


17.90 


12.60 


1 6.90 


1993-94 


1/ 


1/ 


13.80 


10.80 


11.70 


11.40 


15.40 


14.40 


12.70 


1 994-95 


1/ 


1/ 


21.90 


16.40 


21.60 


23.50 


22.00 


21.90 


20.90 


1995-96 




13.70 


14.00 


13.80 


14.30 


16.10 


16.90 


16.90 


14.90 


1996-97 




12.90 


12.10 


11.70 


13.90 


14.80 


14.50 


16.40 


13.60 


1/ November and December included with January. 
















CARROTS: Production sold, monthly, Florida, crop 












years 1992-93 through 1996-97 








Crop 
year 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Season 
total 












1 ,000 cwt 










1992-93 


13 


53 


265 


172 


239 


239 


226 


119 


1,326 


1993-94 


1/ 


1/ 


195 


142 


159 


195 


151 


44 


886 


1994-95 


1/ 


1/ 


89 


171 


122 


89 


317 


24 


812 


1995-96 


1/ 


67 


101 


134 


219 


193 


84 


42 


840 


1996-97 




12 


229 


217 


239 
Percent 


205 


217 


84 


1,203 


1992-93 


1.0 


4.0 


20.0 


13.0 


18.0 


18.0 


17.0 


9.0 


100.0 


1993-94 


1/ 


1/ 


22.0 


16.0 


18.0 


22.0 


17.0 


5.0 


100.0 


1 994-95 


1/ 


1/ 


11.0 


21.0 


15.0 


11.0 


39.0 


3.0 


100.0 


1995-96 


1/ 


8.0 


12.0 


16.0 


26.0 


23.0 


10.0 


5.0 


100.0 


1996-97 




1.0 


19.0 


18.0 


20.0 


17.0 


18.0 


7.0 


100.0 



^' November and December included with January. 



18 



CARROTS: Harvested acreage and value of production, 
crop years 1992-93 through 1996-97 

8 n r 24 




92-93 



1 r 

93-94 94-95 



95-96 



96-97 



CARROTS: Five-year average of monthly prices and percent 
sold, crop years 1992-93 through 1996-97 



18 




Percent 



22 
20 
h 18 
16 

■D 
14 o 

CO 

h12 ^ 

10 8 

8 

- 6 

- 4 

- 2 




Q- 



NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN 



19 



SWEET CORN: Acreage, production, and value, Florida, 
crop years 1987-88 through 1996-97 



Crop 
year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
acre 


Production 


Value 
per 
crate 


Total 

IP 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres 




1 OOO rratoc 


iirt 1 1 o ro 
L/Ullal S 


\ ,\J\J\J aonars 


1987-88 




oo,ouu 


232 


12,812 


5.58 


71,551 


1988-89 






236 


1 1 ,426 


7.30 


83,380 


1989-90 


58,200 


51,300 


275 


14 094 




QQ RRQ 


1990-91 


50,800 


48,200 


249 


1 1 Q82 


7 Qn 




1 991-92 


52,800 


50,100 




12 181 


w . oo 


77 RRfl 
/ / ,uoo 


1992-93 


46,700 


42,400 


266 


1 1,274 


8.65 


97 540 


1 993-94 


45,600 


44,200 


296 


13,091 


8.35 


109,258 


1 994-95 


39,600 


36,900 


310 


11,451 


9.17 


104,958 


1995-96 


42,200 


42,000 


302 


12,692 


7.84 


99,560 


1996-97 


44,000 


42,100 


331 


13,921 


8.89 


123,762 



SWEET CORN: Acreage and production by areas, Florida, 
crop years 1995-96 and 1996-97 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1995-96 


1996-97 






Acres 




42-lb crates 


1 ,000 crates 


West & North 


4,100 


3,300 


4,100 


3,300 


267 


326 


1,094 


1,075 


Central 


8,100 


9,000 


8,100 


8,550 


291 


324 


2,354 


2,767 


Everglades 


22,400 


24,400 


22,300 


24,400 


312 


339 


6,950 


8,279 


Southeast & Southwest 


7,600 


7,300 


7,500 


5,850 


306 


308 


2,294 


1,800 


State 


42,200 


44,000 


42,000 


42,100 


302 


331 


12,692 


13,921 


Sep thru Dec 


6,400 


7,600 


6,300 


7,500 


243 


295 


1,531 


2,210 


Jan thru Jul 


35,800 


36,400 


35,700 


34,600 


313 


338 


11,161 


11,711 



SWEET CORN: Acreage and production by areas, Florida, 
crop years 1993-94 and 1994-95 



Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1993-94 


1994-95 


1993-94 


1994-95 


1993-94 


1994-95 


1993-94 


1994-95 



Acres 42-lb crates 1 ,000 crates 



West & North 


5,025 


5,050 


4,975 


5,050 


290 


298 


1,437 


1,506 


Central 


8,400 


7,600 


8,250 


7,500 


272 


311 


2,243 


2,332 


Everglades 


26,200 


20,700 


25,100 


18,400 


271 


321 


6,801 


5,900 


Southeast & Southwest 


5,975 


6,250 


5,875 


5,950 


444 


288 


2,610 


1,713 


State 


45,600 


39,600 


44,200 


36,900 


296 


310 


13,091 


11,451 


Sep thru Dec 


9,300 


7,600 


8,700 


5,800 


197 


242 


1,714 


1,406 


Jan thru July 


36,300 


32,000 


35,500 


31,100 


320 


323 


11,377 


1 0,045 



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SWEET CORN: Production sold, monthly, Florida, crop 
years 1 987-88 through 1996-97 



Crop 
year 


Oct " 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Total 














1 ,000 crates 










1987-88 


445 


808 


419 


337 


274 


o4o 


1,479 


4,858 


3,289 


257 


12,812 


1988-89 


262 


433 


429 


260 


331 


431 


680 


5,320 


3,046 


234 


1 1 ,426 


1989-90 


857 


804 


463 


2/ 


2/ 


1 ,057 


3,01 7 


4,610 


3,004 


282 


14,094 


1990-91 


1,078 


827 


982 


539 


252 


443 


1,642 


4,098 


1,809 


312 


11,982 


1991-92 


1,152 


449 


328 


268 


244 


244 


2,206 


4,036 


2,523 


731 


12,181 


1992-93 


169 


475 


487 


472 


236 


590 


1,179 


4,128 


3,066 


472 


11,274 


1993-94 


532 


709 


473 


31 


810 


1,080 


3,200 


4,225 


2,062 


4/ 


13,091 


1994-95 


479 


664 


263 


228 


114 


457 


2,854 


4,794 


1,370 


228 


11,451 


1995-96 


5/ 


521 


1,010 


257 


385 


385 


1,283 


5,772 


2,822 


257 


12,692 


1996-97 


510 


918 


782 


550 


276 


550 


1,516 


4,823 


2,894 


1,102 


13,921 














Percent 










1987-88 


3.5 


6.3 


3.3 


2.6 


2.1 


5.0 


11.6 


37.9 


25.7 


2.0 


100.0 


1988-89 


2.3 


3.8 


3.8 


2.3 


2.9 


3.8 


6.0 


46.5 


26.6 


2.0 


100.0 


1989-90 


6.1 


5.7 


3.3 


2/ 


21 


7.5 


21.4 


32.7 


21.3 


2.0 


100.0 


1990-91 


9.0 


6.9 


8.2 


4.5 


2.1 


3.7 


13.7 


34.2 


15.1 


2.6 


100.0 


1991-92 


9.5 


3.7 


2.7 


2.2 


2.0 


2.0 


18.1 


33.1 


20.7 


6.0 


100.0 


1992-93 


1.5 


4.2 


4.3 


4.2 


2.1 


5.2 


10.5 


36.6 


27.2 


4.2 


100.0 


1993-94 


4.1 


5.4 


3.6 


3/ 


6.2 


8.2 


24.4 


32.3 


15.8 


4/ 


100.0 


1994-95 


4.2 


5.8 


2.3 


2.0 


1.0 


4.0 


24.9 


41.8 


12.0 


2.0 


100.0 


1995-96 


5/ 


4.1 


8.0 


2.0 


3.0 


3.0 


10.1 


45.6 


22.2 


2.0 


100.0 


1996-97 


3.7 


6.6 


5.6 


4.0 


2.0 


4.0 


10.9 


34.5 


20.8 


7.9 


100.0 



" September included with October. ^' January and February Included with March. ^' January included with February. 
*' July included with June. ^' September and October included with November. 



SWEET CORN: Average monthly value per crate for fresh market sales, 
Florida, crop years 1987-88 through 1996-97 



Crop 
year 


Oct^' 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Average 














Dollars 












1987-88 


5.12 


4.03 


6.55 


6.43 


10.29 


7.48 


8.02 


4.24 


5.71 


8.40 


5.58 


1988-89 


9.22 


9.55 


6.23 


10.63 


8.36 


11.26 


11.00 


6.22 


6.93 


8.95 


7.30 


1989-90 


6.05 


5.84 


7.14 


21 


21 


7.39 


6.47 


6.59 


5.63 


6.34 


6.35 


1990-91 


6.09 


7.81 


5.54 


6.68 


6.26 


12.52 


8.95 


8.19 


8.11 


8.06 


7.90 


1991-92 


8.23 


7.85 


7.43 


11.05 


9.20 


11.84 


6.80 


6.05 


4.49 


4.62 


6.38 


1 992-93 


10.58 


9.49 


9.49 


9.79 


16.46 


10.58 


9.87 


8.74 


6.97 


5.80 


8.65 


1993-94 


11.55 


7.48 


9.58 


3/ 


7.14 


9.58 


7.73 


8.57 


7.87 


4/ 


8.35 


1 994-95 


8.25 


7.92 


10.35 


10.50 


18.77 


11.68 


6.93 


10.71 


7.77 


6.01 


9.17 


1995-96 


5/ 


10.84 


9.66 


12.56 


12.68 


12.14 


9.24 


7.39 


5.50 


5.04 


7.84 


1996-97 


6.97 


7.94 


7.06 


12.18 


10.84 


14.24 


11.09 


9.24 


7.81 


5.29 


8.89 



^' September included with October. ^' January and February included with March. ^'January included with 
February. "'July included with June. ^' September and October included with November. 



21 



SWEET CORN: Harvested acreage and value of production, 
crop years 1992-93 through 1996-97 



45 



36 - 



35 




125 
120 



h 115 g 



110 ^ 
ifi 

TO 

h 105 o 
Q 

100 



95 



92-93 



93-94 



94-95 



95-96 



96-97 



SWEET CORN: Five-year average of monthly prices and percent 
sold, crop years 1992-93 through 1996-97 

40 
35 
30 



0) 
"cS 
o 

0) 
Q. 

(0 

i5 
"o 
Q 




\ \ \ \ I \ \ \ r 

OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL 



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if) 

20 ^ 
o 

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10 
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22 



CUCUMBERS: Acreage and yield, Florida, crop years 
1982-83 through 1996-97 



Crop 
year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
acre 


Production 


Value per 
bushel 


Total 
value 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres 


55-lb bushel 


1 ,000 bushels 


Dollars 


1 ,000 dollars 


1982-83 


15,900 


1 5,000 


316 


4,742 


7.77 


36,851 


1983-84 


16,000 


15,100 


307 


4,635 


7.33 


33,971 


1984-85 


16,800 


16,100 


326 


5,242 


7.13 


37,353 


1985-86 


17,900 


16,900 


310 


5,239 


6.86 


35,920 


1986-87 


17,200 


16,100 


324 


5,224 


9.37 


48,974 


1987-88 


15,600 


14,850 


385 


5,717 


9.58 


54,778 


1988-89 


15,250 


13,900 


450 


6,255 


9.89 


61,837 


1989-90 


14,700 


13,700 


464 


6,362 


9.73 


61,873 


1 990-91 


14,550 


13,950 


504 


7,030 


11.16 


78,489 


1991-92 


17,400 


16,500 


552 


9,105 


9.71 


88,372 


1 992-93 


15,800 


15,200 


505 


7,679 


8.43 


64,767 


1 993-94 


12,400 


11,300 


489 


5,528 


9.77 


53,993 


1994-95 


13,800 


13,200 


420 


5,541 


7.53 


41,749 


1995-96 


11,100 


10,400 


512 


5,329 


9.08 


48,369 


1996-97 


9,400 


9,100 


569 


5,175 


11.40 


58,982 



CUCUMBERS: Production sold, for fresh market, monthly, Florida, 
crop years 1 992-93 through 1 996-97 



Crop 
year 


Oct " 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun " 


Total 












1 ,000 55-lb bushels 








1992-93 


459 


832 


1,188 


411 


209 


483 


1,096 


2,403 


598 


7,679 


1993-94 


489 


590 


339 


431 


194 


532 


1,510 


1,236 


207 


5,528 


1994-95 


650 


1,140 


267 


107 


3/ 


322 


1,501 


1,447 


107 


5,541 


1995-96 


353 


941 


764 


342 


3/ 


195 


488 


1,758 


488 


5,329 


1996-97 


230 


690 


936 


257 


3/ 


822 


1,042 


1,042 


156 


5,175 












Percent 










1992-93 


6.0 


10.8 


15.5 


5.4 


2.7 


6.3 


14.3 


31.3 


7.7 


100.0 


1993-94 


8.8 


10.7 


6.1 


7.8 


3.5 


9.6 


27.3 


22.4 


3.8 


100.0 


1994-95 


11.7 


20.6 


4.8 


1.9 


3/ 


5.8 


27.1 


26.2 


1.9 


100.0 


1995-96 


6.6 


17.7 


14.3 


6.4 


3/ 


3.7 


9.2 


32.9 


9.2 


100.0 


1996-97 


4.4 


13.3 


18.1 


5.0 


3/ 


16.0 


20.1 


20.1 


3.0 


100.0 



" August and September included with October. ^' July included with June. ^' February included with January. 



23 




FRESH MARKET CUCUMBERS: Five-year average of monthly prices 
and percent sold, crop years 1992-93 through 1996-97 

16 



14 
0) 12 

E 10 ^ 

2. 8 

(0 



O 

Q 



6 
4 
2 





/ Percent \ 



- 28 




- 26 




- 24 




- 22 




- 20 




- 18 


T3 


O 


- 16 


(/) 


- 14 





- 12 


O 
L_ 


- 10 


CD 
Q. 


- 8 




- 6 




- 4 




- 2 




^ 





OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN 



24 



CUCUMBERS: Average value per bushel for fresh market sales, monthly, 
Florida, crop years 1992-93 through 1996-97 



Crop 


Oct " 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun ^' 


Average 


year 




























Dollars 










1 QQO 0*3 


a Ret 

D.OD 


O.OO 


/ .O / 


1 r\ r»7 
1 <J.\J / 


12.38 


13.92 


1 97 


7 OR 


R R~l 




1993-94 


8.31 


23.38 


19.09 


7.59 


7.92 


5.83 


5.16 


9.40 


11.44 


9.77 


1 994-95 


8.03 


9.03 


8.58 


31.02 


3/ 


7.21 


5.35 


6.66 


5.73 


7.53 


1995-96 


6.73 


6.46 


7.05 


14.74 


3/ 


20.41 


19.97 


6.56 


8.64 


9.08 


1996-97 


12.16 


1 1.39 


9.90 


8.63 


3/ 


8.57 


15.28 


12.15 


7.91 


11.40 



^' August and September included with October. ^' July included with June. ^' February included with January. 



CUCUMBERS: Acreage and production for fresh market by areas, 
crop years Florida, 1995-96 and 1996-97 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1995-96 


1996-97 






Acres 






55-lb bushel 


1 ,000 bushels 


North " 
Central 
Southwest 
Southeast 


1,325 
3,475 
3,100 
3,200 


650 
2,750 
2,050 
3,950 


1,325 
3,375 
2,650 
3,050 


650 
2,750 
2,000 
3,700 




450 
545 
536 
513 


386 
525 
464 
690 


506 
1,839 
1,419 
1,565 


251 
1,444 

927 
2,553 


State 

Sep-Dec 

Jan-Jun 


11,100 
4,600 
6,500 


9,400 
3,500 
5,900 


10,400 
4,500 
5,900 


9,100 
3,500 
5,600 




512 
457 
554 


569 
530 
593 


5,329 
2,058 
3,271 


5,175 
1,856 
3,319 



^' Includes West. 



CUCUMBERS: Acreage harvested for fresh market by selected counties, 
Florida, crop years 1991-92 through 1996-97 



Counties 


1991-92 


1992-93 


1 993-94 


1 994-95 


1995-96 


1996-97 








Acres 






Alachua 


500 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


Collier 


1,750 


1,330 


725 


725 


700 


450 


Dade 


900 


1/ 


500 


1/ 


200 


1/ 


Hardee 


2,150 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1,000 


Hendry 


1,400 


1,150 


900 


1.600 


1,350 


1,300 


Hillsborough 


600 


400 


700 


1/ 




1/ 


Lee 


1,500 


1,450 


1/ 


1/ 


500 


1/ 


Manatee 


1,750 


1,500 


850 


1,800 


1,200 


850 


Martin 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1,000 


Palm Beach (East) 


4,400 


4,300 


4,300 


4,300 


2,400 


2,600 


Seminole 


450 




1/ 




1/ 


1/ 


Other counties 


1,100 


5,070 


3,325 


4,775 


4,050 


1,900 


State 


16,500 


15,200 


11,300 


13,200 


1 0,400 


9,100 



Not published to avoid disclosure of individual operations. 



25 



EGGPLANT: Acreage, production, and value, Florida, 
crop years 1982-83 through 1996-97 



Crop 
year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
acre 


Production 


VdlUC pel 

bushel 


Total value 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres 


33-lb bushel 


1 ,000 bushels 


Dollars 


1 ,000 dollars 


1982-83 


2,590 


2,500 


666 


1,666 


5.06 


8,429 


1 Qa'?-84 


2,300 


2,100 


71 n 


1 AQ1 

1 ,^27 1 




Q 71 1 
O, / 1 O 


1984-85 






658 


1,646 


4.30 


7,075 


1985-86 


2,500 


2,350 


675 


1,586 


5.73 


9,093 


1986-87 


2,400 


2,300 


689 


1,585 


6.08 


9,634 


1987-88 


2,200 


2,100 


668 


1,403 


7.31 


10,253 


1988-89 


2,100 


2,000 


810 


1 R1 Q 


7 


1 1 A1 "5 
1 1 ,*t 1 o 


1 989-90 


2.050 


1,950 


815 


1,589 


8.52 


13,537 


1990-91 


2,050 


1,950 


806 


1,571 


8.26 


12,974 


1991-92 


2,650 


2,550 


853 


2,174 


7.91 


17,186 


1 992-93 


2,200 


2,000 


737 


1,474 


7.57 


11,164 


1993-94 


2,500 


2,400 


834 


2,001 


9.35 


18,717 


1994-95 


2,350 


2,300 


652 


1,500 


9.00 


1 3,500 


1995-96 


2,100 


2,100 


694 


1,458 


9.02 


13,146 


1996-97 


1,800 


1,800 


863 


1,554 


8.62 


13,399 



EGGPLANT; Production sold, monthly, Florida, crop 
years 1992-93 through 1996-97 



Crop 


Oct " 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun ^' 


Total 


year 




























1,000 33-lb bushels 








1992-93 


119 


313 


183 


168 


121 


111 


131 


228 


100 


1,474 


1 993-94 


142 


301 


269 


180 


163 


212 


310 


326 


98 


2,001 


1994-95 


49 


130 


163 


170 


154 


61 


278 


356 


139 


1,500 


1995-96 


48 


143 


206 


149 


75 


90 


134 


314 


299 


1,458 


1996-97 


75 


149 


209 


99 


66 


214 


264 


330 


148 


1,554 












Percent 










1992-93 


8.1 


21.2 


12.4 


11.4 


8.2 


7.5 


8.9 


15.5 


6.8 


100.0 


1993-94 


7.1 


15.0 


13.4 


9.0 


8.2 


10.6 


15.5 


16.3 


4.9 


100.0 


1994-95 


3.3 


8.7 


10.8 


11.3 


10.3 


4.1 


18.5 


23.7 


9.3 


100.0 


1995-96 


3.3 


9.8. 


14.1 


10.2 


5.2 


6.2 


9.2 


21.5 


20.5 


100.0 


1996-97 


4.8 


9.6 


13.5 


6.4 


4.2 


13.8 


17.0 


21.2 


9.5 


100.0 



^' Septenaber included with October. ^' July included with June. 



26 



EGGPLANT: Average value per bushel for fresh market sales, monthly, 
Florida, crop years 1992-93 through 1996-97 



year 


Oct " 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Average 












Dollars 










1 992-93 


4 98 


6 53 


5 21 


6 30 


5.91 


9.31 


13.53 


9.17 


9.01 


7 57 


1993-94 


7.89 


7.46 


7.36 


8.75 


14.49 


11.58 


11.42 


8.71 


6.11 


9.35 


1994-95 


7.72 


8.15 


4.75 


13.70 


12.18 


19.11 


8.05 


7.62 


6.96 


9.00 


1995-96 


9.17 


8.48 


5.05 


8.18 


9.70 


10.54 


13.55 


11.07 


7.45 


9.02 


1996-97 


8.07 


9.63 


6.55 


9.01 


12.20 


10.77 


7.81 


7.60 


9.58 


8.62 



September included with October. ^' July included with June. 





27 



ESCAROLE: Acreage, production, and value, Florida, 
crop years 1982-83 through 1996-97 



Crop 
year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
acre 


Production 


Value 
per 
crate 


Total 
value 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres 


25-lb crate 


1 ,000 crates 


Dollars 


1 ,000 dollars 


1 982-83 


6,200 


5,600 


519 


2,908 


5.17 


15,039 


1 983-84 


6,250 


5,700 


505 


2,876 


4.92 


14,136 


1984-85 


6,300 


5,700 


500 


2,852 


4.83 


13,786 


1985-86 


6,100 


5,500 


480 


2,640 


5.42 


14,296 


1986-87 


5,500 


5,100 


479 


2,442 


4.96 


12,123 


1987-88 


4,900 


4,700 


547 


2,573 


4.90 


12,619 


1988-89 


4,500 


4,250 


551 


2,343 


4.10 


9,607 


1989-90 


4,000 


3,500 


483 


1,690 


4.70 


7,945 


1990-91 


3,300 


2,950 


559 


1,650 


6.44 


10,633 


1991-92 


3,000 


2,800 


580 


1,624 


4.84 


7,868 


1 992-93 


2,600 


2,500 


468 


1,169 


6.73 


7,872 


1 993-94 


2,600 


2,600 


437 


1,136 


5.20 


5,991 


1 994-95 


2,000 


1,600 


694 


1,111 


10.10 


11,223 


1995-96 


2,600 


2,300 


597 


1,373 


4.70 


6,449 


1 996-97 


1,700 


1,600 


727 


1,164 


5.96 


6,938 



ESCAROLE: Florida production sold, by month, crop 
years 1 992-93 through 1 996-97 



Crop 
year 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May'' 


Total 










1 ,000 25-lb crates 








1992-93 




106 


154 


193 


193 


193 


193 


137 


1,169 


1 993-94 




102 


125 


99 


130 


232 


286 


162 


1,136 


1994-95 




21 


279 


102 


115 


230 


257 


128 


1,111 


1995-96 




102 


346 


134 


195 


231 


195 


170 


1,373 


1996-97 


12 


100 


179 


235 


146 


213 


234 


45 


1,164 












Percent 










1992-93 




9.1 


13.2 


16.5 


16.5 


16.5 


16.5 


11.7 


100.0 


1993-94 




9.0 


11.0 


8.7 


11.4 


20.4 


25.3 


14.2 


100.0 


1 994-95 




2/ 


25.1 


9.2 


10.4 


20.7 


23.1 


11.5 


100.0 


1995-96 




7.4 


25.2 


9.8 


14.2 


16.8 


14.2 


12.4 


100.0 


1996-97 


1.0 


8.6 


15.4 


20.2 


12.5 


18.3 


20.1 


3.9 


100.0 



June included with May. ^' November included with December. 



28 



ESCAROLE: Average monthly value per crate for fresh market sales, 
Florida, crop years 1 992-93 through 1 996-97 



Crop 
year 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May " 


Average 












Dollars 










1992-93 


— 


4.83 


4.81 


7.56 


9.51 


6.38 


7.16 


5.15 


6.73 


1 993-94 


— 


5.10 


3.78 


3.83 


3.75 


3.93 


5.68 


9.68 


5.20 


1994-95 


— 


2/ 


14.52 


21.48 


11.30 


4.18 


7.08 


7.05 


10.10 


1995-96 




7.69 


4.28 


5.13 


3.85 


4.35 


4.45 


5.10 


4.70 


1996-97 


2.75 


6.93 


4.85 


6.38 


7.70 


5.53 


5.35 


6.38 


5.96 



^' June included with May. ^' November Included with December. 



ESCAROLE: Acreage and production by areas, Florida, 
1995-96 and 1996-97 crop years 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1995-96 


1 996-97 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1995-96 


1 996-97 






Acres 




25-lb crate 


1 ,000 crates 


Central & North 


900 


700 


800 


700 


589 


653 


470 


457 


Everglades 


1,700 


1,000 


1,500 


900 


602 


786 


903 


707 


State 


2,600 


1,700 


2,300 


1,600 


597 


727 


1,373 


1,164 


Oct - Dec 


900 


400 


800 


400 


560 


728 


448 


291 


Jan - Jun 


1,700 


1,300 


1,500 


1,200 


617 


728 


925 


873 



ESCAROLE: Acreage harvested by areas, Florida, crop 
years 1992-93 through 1996-97 



Areas 


1992-93 


1993-94 


1 994-95 


1995-96 


1996-97 








Acres 






Central & North 


700 


640 


705 


800 


700 


Everglades 


1,800 


1,960 


895 


1,500 


900 


State 


2,500 


2,600 


1,600 


2,300 


1,600 



29 



BELL PEPPERS: Acreage, production, and value, Florida, 
crop years 1 982-83 through 1 996-97 ^' 



Crop 
year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per acre 


Production 


Value 
per bushel 


Total 
value 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres 


28-lb bushel 


1 ,000 bushels 


Dollars 


1 ,000 dollars 


1 982-83 


21,400 


19,700 


482 


9,492 


9.45 


89,687 


1 983-84 


23,000 


20,700 


467 


9,660 


7.75 


74,833 


1 984-85 


22,700 


20,800 


507 


10,540 


6.59 


69,460 


1985-86 


21,100 


19,200 


586 


11,250 


6.83 


76,786 


1 986-87 


20,100 


18,500 


617 


11,423 


12.00 


137,033 


1 987-88 


21,500 


20,400 


649 


13,232 


7.03 


93,044 


1 988-89 


21,900 


20,900 


673 


14,068 


7.83 


110,181 


1989-90 


23,100 


20,200 


655 


13,235 


8.41 


1 1 1 ,246 


1990-91 


20,700 


20,000 


718 


14,358 


12.09 


173,628 


1991-92 


21,400 


20,600 


1,071 


22,066 


9.45 


208,633 


1992-93 


21,500 


20,400 


882 


17,988 


9.83 


176,761 


1993-94 


22,200 


21,400 


1,107 


23,700 


9.28 


219 838 


1 994-95 


21,700 


20,300 


789 


16,018 


12.03 


192,731 


1995-96 


21,000 


20,300 


937 


19,021 


9.76 


185,672 


1996-97 


19,650 


1 9,000 


1,210 


22,987 


10.05 


230,925 



^' The 1982-83 through 1990-91 crops include a small amount of other varieties. 



BELL PEPPERS: Harvested acreage and value of BELL PEPPERS: Five-year average of monthly prices and 

production, crop years 1 992-93 through 1 996-97 percent sold, crop years 1 992-93 through 1 996-97 




93-94 94-95 95-96 96-97 OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN 



30 



BELL PEPPERS: Production sold, monthly, Florida, crop 



years 1987-88 through 1996-97 " 


crop 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun ^' 


Total 


year 




























1 ,000 28-lb bushels 








1 00*7 QQ 

1 yo/-oo 


1 ou 


1 ,UDz 


\ , l\d 1 


1 ,Z J4 


1 ,1 zo 


1,0o0 




Z,00 / 


1 "idA 


1 o,Z.oZ. 


1988-89 


200 


1,380 


1,904 


1,606 


1 >l O >l 

1 ,434 


1 ,874 


o dec 


2,674 


940 


14,068 


1 989-90 


250 


1,002 


1,688 


582 




1 o oc 


O 0"70 


3,582 


663 


13,235 


1 yyu-y 1 


1 yy 


1 oo o 
1 ,zzo 


Z,U41 


O OQO 


1,333 


1,999 


2,704 


Z,ooU 


OQ 1 


1 A ORQ 
1 4,000 


1 yy 1 -yz 




O OK/1 


O orio 
o,oUZ 




1,896 


2,933 


3,639 


"5 RQA 


1 OAK 
1 ,O40 


nftft 
zz,uoo 


1 yyz-yo 


DUZ 


1 700 


RQA 


O fiQ"? 

z,Dy / 


2,570 


2,489 


2,278 


z,Hoy 




1 7 QQQ 
1 / ,900 


1993-94 


946 


2,752 


4,134 


2,287 


2,122 


3,502 


A t OO 

4,129 


2,813 


405 


23,700 


1994-95 


205 


1,850 


2,638 


1,477 


1,641 


1,641 


3,283 


3,283 


4/ 


16,018 


1995-96 


300 


1,980 


3,270 


2,343 


1,562 


1,757 


2,928 


3,905 


976 


19,021 


1996-97 


650 


3,550 


3,972 


1,949 


1,754 


3,314 


4,289 


3,060 


449 


22,987 












Percent 










1 QQ"? OQ 

1 yy /-oo 


i i 

1 . 1 


Q r\ 
o.U 




Q O 

y.o 


8.5 


11.9 


1 7.6 


ZU. 1 


Q Q 

y.y 


lUU.U 


1988-89 


1.4 


9.8 


13.6 


11.4 


10.2 


13.3 


1 4.b 


19.0 


6.7 


100.0 


1 989-90 


1.9 


7.6 


12.8 


4.4 


2.3 


14.3 


z4.o 


27.1 


5.0 


100.0 


1 yyu-y i 


1 A 


O.D 


1 /I o 




9.3 


13.9 


18.8 


1 D.O 


O ft 


1 uu.u 


1 QQ 1 QO 

1 yy 1 -y^i 


O A 


1 n o 
1 u.z 


1 "7 O 
1 / .Z 


Q A 


8.6 


13.3 


16.5 


1 ft "5 
1 O.O 


ft 1 
0. 1 


1 uu.u 


1 QQO Q1 

1 yyz-yo 


o.o 


Q A 

y.o 


1/1/1 


1 o.U 


14.3 


13.8 


12.8 


1 Q Q 
1 O.O 


O f\ 
O.U 


1 nn n 
1 uu.u 


1 993-94 


4.0 


11.6 


17.4 


9.6 


11.5 


14.8 


17.5 


11.9 


1.7 


100.0 


1 994-95 


1.3 


11.5 


16.5 


9.3 


10.2 


10.2 


20.5 


20.5 


4/ 


100.0 


1995-96 


1.6 


10.4 


17.2 


12.3 


8.2 


9.2 


15.4 


20.6 


5.1 


100.0 


1996-97 


2.8 


15.4 


17.3 


8.5 


7.6 


14.4 


18.7 


13.3 


2.0 


100.0 


^' The 1987-88 through 1990-91 crops include a small amount of other varieties. 


^ Includes September. 


^' Includes July. June included with May. 















BELL PEPPERS: Average value per bushel for fresh market sales, monthly, 
Florida, crop years 1987-88 through 1996-97 



Crop 
year 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun^' 


Average 












Dollars per bushel 










1987-88 


10.10 


7.10 


6.35 


5.35 


5.55 


6.35 


10.90 


6.25 


5.95 


7.03 


1988-89 


6.25 


5.75 


5.40 


6.00 


8.30 


7.80 


11.40 


8.40 


9.15 


7.83 


1989-90 


16.30 


10.00 


7.85 


24.90 


27.40 


8.65 


5.95 


5.90 


6.30 


8.41 


1990-91 


13.80 


12.30 


9.10 


8.70 


11.60 


12.50 


13.50 


15.90 


11.00 


12.09 


1991-92 


7.43 


6.98 


5.69 


9.30 


15.96 


17.08 


9.80 


5.88 


8.12 


9.45 


1992-93 


8.76 


8.68 


8.51 


7.42 


9.55 


9.86 


15.51 


10.56 


6.89 


9.83 


1993-94 


9.44 


10.70 


10.42 


10.34 


7.87 


8.09 


8.37 


9.72 


7.45 


9.28 


1994-95 


13.13 


12.81 


12.39 


15.82 


14.17 


16.52 


10.62 


7.63 


4/ 


12.03 


1995-96 


10.19 


10.14 


6.24 


9.60 


11.20 


12.99 


9.91 


10.50 


9.50 


9.76 


1996-97 


8.01 


11.20 


8.58 


11.79 


10.81 


11.00 


9.21 


9.80 


8.99 


10.05 



^' The 1987-88 through 1990-91 crops include a small amount of other varieties. ^' Includes September. ^' Includes 
July. June included with May. 



31 



BELL PEPPERS: Acreage and production by areas, Florida, 
crops years 1995-96 and 1996-97 



Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1 995-96 


1996-97 



Acres 28-lb bushel 1 ,000 bushels 



a 1 .1 1 / 

North " 


450 


525 


425 


450 


289 


831 


123 


374 


Central 


4,550 


5,475 


4,300 


5,300 


856 


990 


3,680 


5,249 


Southwest 


8,600 


7,025 


8,350 


6,800 


902 


1,351 


7,532 


9,184 


Southeast 


7,400 


6,625 


7,225 


6,450 


1,064 


1,268 


7,686 


8,180 


State 


21,000 


19,650 


20,300 


19,000 


937 


1,210 


19,021 


22,987 


Sep thru Dec 


7,500 


7,300 


7,200 


7,100 


771 


1,151 


5,550 


8,172 


Jan thru Jul 


13,500 


12,350 


13,100 


1 1 ,900 


1,028 


1,245 


13,471 


14,815 



^' Includes West. 



BELL PEPPERS: Acreage and production by areas, Florida, 
crops years 1 993-94 and 1 994-95 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1 993-94 


1 994-95 


1993-94 


1 994-95 


1 993-94 


1994-95 


1993-94 


1994-95 



Acres 28-lb bushel 1 ,000 bushels 



North " 


450 


625 


425 


625 


1,435 


654 


610 


409 


Central 


4,600 


5,025 


4,125 


4,575 


792 


830 


3,268 


3,797 


Southwest 


9,600 


8,575 


9,500 


8,100 


1,022 


708 


9,706 


5,736 


Southeast 


7,550 


7,475 


7,350 


7,000 


1,376 


868 


10,116 


6,076 


State 


22,200 


21,700 


21,400 


20,300 


1,107 


789 


23,700 


16,018 


Sep thru Dec 


7,800 


7,200 


7,700 


6,500 


1,071 


722 


7,832 


4,693 


Jan thru Jul 


14,400 


14,500 


13,700 


13,800 


1,158 


821 


15,868 


11,325 


^' Includes West. 


^' Includes East Central. 















BELL PEPPERS: Acreage harvested by selected counties, Florida, 
crop years 1991-92 through 1996-97 



Counties 


1991-92 


1 992-93 


1993-94 


1 994-95 


1 995-96 


1996-97 








Acres 






Alachua 


600 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 




1/ 


Collier 


4,500 


5,600 


5,900 


4,075 


3,060 


2,750 


Dade 


M 


1/ 


1/ 


300 


250 


300 


Hendry 


2,150 


2,000 


2,800 


2,760 


4,405 


3,100 


Hillsborough 


1,350 


1,400 


1,725 


950 


1,125 


1,150 


Lee 


1,600 


1.350 


800 


1,265 


1/ 


1/ 


Manatee 


1,400 


1,800 


900 


2,450 


1,925 


2,550 


Martin 


V 


1/ 


M 


600 


1,300 


1,350 


Palm Beach (East) 


5,500 


5,600 


6,100 


6,000 


5,600 


4,510 


Sunnter 


500 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


Other counties 


3,000 


2,400 


3,175 


1,900 


2,635 


3,290 


State 


20,600 


20,400 


21,400 


20,300 


20,300 


19,000 



Included in other counties to avoid disclosure of individual operations. 



32 



POTATOES: Acreage, production and value, Florida, 
crop years 1 983 through 1 997 



Crop 
year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per acre 


Production 


Production 
sold 


Value 
per cwt 


Value of 
sales 


Planted 


Harvested 






Acres 


Cwt 


1 ,000 cwt 




Dollars 


1 ,000 dollars 


WINTER: 
















1992 


8,100 


8,100 


200 


1,620 


1,610 


22.00 


35,420 


1993 


8,700 


8,400 


180 


1,512 


1,503 


28.10 


42,234 


1 QQA 


8,400 


7,800 


1 on 




1 ,Oi7D 


oy . 1 u 




1995 


8,300 


b,yoo 


170 


1,173 


1,166 


23.30 


27,168 


1996 


8,800 


8,800 


9 1 n 


1 OAfl 
1 ,o*KJ 


1 017 


Z*f .DU 


AK 1 OA 

**D, 1 yu 


1997 


9,000 


8,800 


175 


1,540 


1,531 


16.85 


25,813 


SPRING (HASTINGS): 














1992 


26,000 


25,000 


240 


6,000 


5,975 


5.05 


30,174 


1993 


28,000 


26,000 


180 


4,680 


4,660 


11.00 


51,260 


1994 


29,500 


29,000 




a QQA 
D,OoU 


R. ICQ 


D.OU 


A 1 IOC 

41 ,zyt3 


1995 


28,500 


27,000 


220 


5,940 


5,916 


5.90 


34,904 


1996 


28,500 


27,500 


ZoU 


o,ozo 


D,zyy 


Q KA 

y.ou 


CO OA 1 

oy,o4i 


1997 


25,500 


24,500 


210 


5,145 


5,123 


10.60 


54,406 


SPRING (OTHER] 
















1992 


7,100 


7,000 


250 


1,750 


1,738 


15.40 


26,765 


1993 


8,000 


/,bOO 


185 


1,388 


1,377 


25.20 


34,700 


1994 


9,700 


9,600 


ZoU 


OC\Q. 
Z,ZUo 


z, 1 yu 


1 A A(\ 


OO 77R 
ZZ, / /D 


1995 


10,000 


9,000 


210 


1,890 


1,875 


11.70 


21,938 


1996 


9,500 


8,000 




1 AAf\ 


1 /I OQ 

1 ,4Zo 


1 A OA 


zl ,1 o4 


1997 


9,000 


8,800 


170 


1,496 


1,484 


11.75 


17,452 


ALL SEASONS: 
















1983 


32,100 


ol , oUU 


193 


6,045 


6,018 


9.25 


55,748 


1984 


34,900 


33,600 


Z JO 


/ ,UZ*» 


/ ,ooo 




1 ftft 

/U, 1 oo 


1985 


35,700 


35,100 


226 


7,930 


7,894 


9.40 


74,323 


1986 


33,400 


32,600 


262 


8,543 


8,505 


7.90 


67,315 


1987 


36,500 


35,700 


196 


6,987 


6,954 


16.40 


113,859 


1988 


36,900 


oD,lUU 


226 


8,173 


8,134 


5.65 


45,966 


1989 


43,600 


42,600 


1 QR 




<>,ZO 1 


1 R RA 




1990 


45,500 


44,700 


219 


9,792 


9,742 


14.40 


139,914 


1991 


43,700 


43,000 


188 


8,082 


8,039 


20.40 


163,964 


1992 


41,200 


40,100 


234 


9,370 


9,323 


9.90 


92,359 


1993 


44,700 


41,900 


181 


7,580 


7,580 


17.00 


128,194 


1994 


47,600 


46,400 


215 


9,992 


9,939 


1 1 .90 


118,655 


1995 


46,800 


42,900 


210 


9,003 


8,957 


9.40 


84,010 


1996 


46,800 


44,300 


217 


9,613 


9,564 


13.20 


126,165 


1997 


43,500 


42,100 


194 


8,181 


8,138 


12.00 


97,671 



^' Includes Flagler, Putnam, and St. Johns' counties. ^' Includes all other counties in west, north, and central 
areas. 



33 



POTATOES: Production sold, monthly, Florida, 
crop years 1993 through 1997 



Crop 
year 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun ^' 


Total 










1 000 rwt 








1993 


38 


204 


542 


1,162 


3,475 


2,119 


7,540 


1994 


14 


251 


1,238 


2,335 


4,403 


1,698 


9,939 


1995 




105 


408 


1,807 


4,868 


1,769 


8,957 


1996 


19 


182 


564 


1,368 


4,964 


2,467 


9,564 


1997 




409 


651 


2,182 


4 236 


660 


a 138 










Pprcent 








1993 


0.5 


2.7 


7.2 


15.4 


46.1 


28.1 


100.0 


1994 


0.1 


2.5 


12.5 


23.5 


44.3 


17.1 


100.0 


1995 




1.2 


4.6 


20.2 


54.3 


19.7 


100.0 


1996 


0.2 


1.9 


5.9 


14.3 


51.9 


25.8 


100.0 


1997 




5.0 


8.0 


26.8 


52.1 


8.1 


100.0 



^' Includes small quantities sold in July. 



POTATOES: Average value per cwt for all sales, monthly, 
Florida, crop years 1993 through 1997 



Crop 
year 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun " 


Average 










Dollars 








1993 


25.00 


24.20 


29.10 


28.40 


17.00 


6.80 


17.00 


1994 


43.60 


42.20 


35.80 


9.30 


6.05 


8.80 


11.90 


1995 




27.70 


27.30 


14.40 


6.70 


6.40 


9.40 


1996 


29.70 


26.80 


23.90 


18.65 


9.70 


9.60 


13.20 


1997 




24.00 


14.90 


11.15 


10.95 


11.35 


12.00 



^' Includes small quantities sold in July. 



POTATOES: Acreage harvested by selected counties, 
Florida, crop years 1992 through 1997 



Counties 


1992 


1993 


1994 


1995 


1996 


1997 








Acres 






Dade 


4,900 


4,700 


4,300 


3,100 


4,600 


4,700 


Flagler 


1,975 


2,500 


2,600 


2,000 


1,500 


1,500 


Putnam 


4,800 


4,900 


5,400 


5,000 


5,000 


4,500 


St. Johns 


18,225 


18,600 


21,000 


20,000 


21,000 


18,500 


Other counties 


10,200 


11,200 


13,100 


12,800 


12,200 


12,900 


Winter total 


8,100 


8,400 


7,800 


6,900 


8,800 


8,800 


Spring total 


32,000 


33,500 


38,600 


36,000 


35,500 


33,300 


State total 


40,100 


41,900 


46,400 


42,900 


44,300 


42,100 



34 



RADISHES: Acreage, production, and value, Florida, 



crop years 1987-88 through 1996-98 


Pmn 

year 


Acreage 


Yipid 
per acre 


Production 


V aluc 

per carton 


Tntal 
1 u Lai 

value 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres 


1 5-lb carton 


1 ,000 cartons 


Dollars 


1 ,000 dollars 


1987-88 


28,000 


26,300 


192 


5,050 


3.70 


18,685 


1 QRft-SQ 

1 s700 On7 


28,200 


27,000 








1 Q QR7 


1989-90 


29,000 


23,000 


350 


8,050 


3.54 


28,497 


1990-91 


26,100 


25,000 


285 


7,125 


4.95 


35,269 


1991-92 


24,900 


22,800 


269 


6,130 


3.52 


21,578 


1992-93 


24,900 


23,800 


261 


6,212 


5.95 


36,961 


1993-94 


1 8,000 


17,400 


273 


4,750 


5.45 


25,888 


1 994-95 


19,200 


15,700 


256 


4,019 


5.94 


23,873 


1995-96 


13,700 


12,400 


390 


4,836 


4.14 


20,021 


1996-97 


12,700 


10,600 


340 


3,604 


4.95 


17,840 



RADISHES: Production sold, monthly, Florida, crop 
years 1992-93 through 1996-97 



Crop 
year 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 












1 ,000 1 5-lb cartons 










1992-93 


112 


826 


1,006 


727 


683 


895 


982 


882 


99 


6,212 


1993-94 


90 


499 


755 


689 


708 


969 


608 


266 


166 


4,750 


1994-95 


40 


414 


181 


422 


804 


868 


752 


498 


40 


4,019 


1995-96 


15 


164 


1,199 


532 


624 


754 


774 


672 


102 


4,836 


1996-97 


58 


422 


595 


486 


436 


602 


483 


504 


18 


3,604 












Percent 










1992-93 


1.8 


13.3 


16.2 


11.7 


11.0 


14.4 


15.8 


14.2 


1.6 


100.0 


1993-94 


1.9 


10.5 


15.9 


14.5 


14.9 


20.4 


12.8 


5.6 


3.5 


100.0 


1994-95 


1.0 


10.3 


4.5 


10.5 


20.0 


21.6 


18.7 


12.4 


1.0 


100.0 


1995-96 


0.3 


3.4 


24.8 


11.0 


12.9 


15.6 


16.0 


13.9 


2.1 


100.0 


1996-97 


1.6 


11.7 


16.5 


13.5 


12.1 


16.7 


13.4 


14.0 


0.5 


100.0 



RADISHES: Average value per carton for fresh market sales, monthly, 
Florida, crop years 1 992-93 through 1 996-97 



Crop 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Average 


year 






























Dollars 










1992-93 


7.00 


4.95 


5.90 


6.30 


8.00 


5.70 


6.10 


5.20 


4.70 


5.95 


1993-94 


8.20 


7.30 


5.35 


4.95 


4.30 


4.25 


4.75 


8.50 


10.70 


5.45 


1994-95 


4.70 


6.20 


16.70 


12.30 


5.80 


3.70 


3.40 


4.20 


9.50 


5.94 


1995-96 


6.90 


7.50 


3.70 


4.30 


3.00 


3.40 


3.40 


6.20 


7.30 


4.14 


1996-97 


5.70 


5.45 


5.00 


4.50 


4.50 


4.00 


3.90 


7.20 


8.90 


4.95 



35 



SQUASH: Acreage, production, and value, Florida, 
crop years 1982-83 through 1996-97 



Crop 
year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per acre 


Production 


Value 
per bushel 


Total 
value 


Planted 


Harvested 






Acres 




1 ,vjL'Vy uusneis 


uoiiars 


1 Qoiiars 


1982-83 


16,700 


16,100 


179 


2,874 


11.12 


31,949 


1983-84 


1 7,700 


1 6,800 


177 


2,981 


10.12 


30,173 


1 JJOH—OO 


1 7,700 


1 6,500 


1 79 




1 1 nn 


"51 1 1 Q 


1 C703-00 


1 6,700 


15,800 




1 QO 


1 9 Rf\ 


Art o 1 Q 


1 90U-0 / 


16,100 


15,200 


1 Qft 
1 C70 


o,u 1 u 




o/,Uzo 


1987-88 


14,700 


14,000 


243 


3,402 


11.80 


40,144 


1988-89 


1 o,zuu 


1 o cert 


277 


3,785 


9.50 


35,958 




1 0,DUU 


1 1 , /UU 




0,v7 / O 


Q 9n 




1 qqO-QI 


1 Z,bUU 


1 1 ,800 




77R 


1 O.Ov/ 


991 


1 QQ1-Q9 


14,o00 


1 o,oOO 


OHO 




1 n 7R 

1 U. / 3 


4Q A79 




1 1 ,200 


10,500 




o,o 1 o 


1 n 


OO, 1 /u 


1993-94 


13,800 


13,300 


342 


4,549 


9.50 


43,216 


1994-95 


12,500 


11,900 


264 


3,142 


13.27 


41,686 


1995-96 


10,800 


9,600 


210 


2,016 


13.54 


27,297 


1 996-97 


9,500 


8,500 


285 


2,423 


11.66 


28,246 



SQUASH: Harvested acreage and value of production, 
crop years 1982-83 through 1996-97 




8 ~H I \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ I 
82-83 84-85 86-87 88-89 90-91 92-93 94-95 96-97 



36 



SQUASH: Five-year average of monthly prices and percent 
sold, crop years 1991-92 through 1995-96 




2 
o 

(D 

o 

0) 

a. 



I \ \ \ 1 I r 
OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN 



SQUASH: Production sold, by month, Florida, crop 
years 1992-93 through 1996-97 



Crop 
year 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 












1 ,000 42-Ib bushels 








1992-93 


124 


481 


501 


337 


388 


431 


553 


622 


81 


3,518 


1993-94 


182 


616 


692 


527 


602 


742 


849 


339 




4,549 


1 994-95 


79 


317 


361 


283 


299 


383 


990 


380 


50 


3,142 


1995-96 


48 


171 


333 


174 


169 


226 


377 


409 


109 


2,016 


1996-97 


126 


349 


276 


254 


124 


470 


533 


262 


29 


2,423 












Percent 










1992-93 


3.5 


13.7 


14.2 


9.6 


11.0 


12.3 


15.7 


17.7 


2.3 


100.0 


1993-94 


4.0 


13.5 


15.2 


11.6 


13.2 


16.3 


18.7 


7.5 




100.0 


1994-95 


2.5 


10.1 


11.5 


9.0 


9.5 


12.2 


31.5 


12.1 


1.6 


100.0 


1995-96 


2.4 


8.5 


16.5 


8.6 


8.4 


11.2 


18.7 


20.3 


5.4 


100.0 


1996-97 


5.2 


14.4 


11.4 


10.5 


5.1 


19.4 


22.0 


10.8 


1.2 


100.0 



37 



SQUASH: Average value per bushel for fresh market sales, monthly, 
Florida, crop years 1992-93 through 1996-97 



Crop 
year 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Average 












Dollars 










1 992-93 


7.49 


10.77 


10.90 


11.78 


12.78 


15.37 


11.46 


6.97 


4.66 


10.85 


1 993-94 


7.95 


16.83 


6.37 


10.87 


6.54 


10.80 


7.43 


8.92 




9.50 


1 994-95 


22.80 


14.10 


16.10 


20.20 


15.40 


14.90 


9.50 


9.00 


15.00 


13.27 


1995-96 


12.10 


12.90 


9.45 


18.40 


15.40 


14.00 


13.30 


13.90 


15.50 


13.54 


1996-97 


12.50 


11.60 


10.40 


12.20 


19.40 


10.40 


13.00 


8.05 


10.90 


11.66 



SQUASH: Acreage and production by areas, Florida, 
crop years 1995-96, 1996-97 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1995-96 


1996-97 






Acres 




42-lb bushel 


1 ,000 bushels 


West and North 


500 


500 


500 


500 


430 


316 


215 


158 


North Central 


400 


400 


400 


400 


397 


300 


159 


120 


East and West Central 


1,300 


1,100 


1,300 


1,000 


110 


155 


143 


155 


Southwest 


2,900 


1,400 


2,200 


1,200 


315 


320 


693 


384 


Southeast 


5,700 


5,600 


5,200 


5,400 


155 


290 


806 


1,566 


State 


10,800 


9,000 


9,600 


8,500 


210 


280 


2,016 


2,383 



SQUASH: Acreage harvested by selected counties, Florida, 



crop years 1 


991-92 through 1996-97 


Counties 


1991-92 


1992-93 


1993-94 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1 996-97 








Acres 






Alachua 


200 


150 


150 


150 


250 


200 


Collier 


1,200 


1,000 


1,100 


1,250 


650 


350 


Dade 


5,400 


3,700 


5,300 


5,150 


4,600 


5,050 


Hardee 


200 


1/ 


1/ 


450 


350 


200 


Hendry 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


600 


300 


300 


Hillsborough 


600 


400 


400 


200 


200 


200 


Lee 


1,000 


1,100 


2,200 


1,600 


1,150 


450 


Marion 


200 


150 


150 


100 


100 


100 


Palm Beach (East) 


500 


400 


400 


300 


300 


250 


Other counties 


3,800 


3,500 


3,600 


2,100 


1,800 


1,400 


State 


13,300 


10,500 


13,300 


11,900 


9,600 


8,500 



^' Included in other counties. 



38 



STRAWBERRIES: Acreage, production, and value, Florida, 
crop years 1 982-83 through 1 996-97 



Crop 


Acreage 


Yield 


Production 


Value 


Total value 


year 


Planted 


Harvested 


per acre 


per flat 




Acres 


1 2-lb flat 


1 ,000 flats 


Dollars 


1 ,000 dollars 


1982-83 


5,400 


5,400 


1,583 


8,550 


6.14 


52,531 


1983-84 


5,200 


5,100 


1,417 


7,225 


5.38 


38,842 


1984-85 


5,300 


5,300 


1,667 


8,833 


6.94 


61,268 


1985-86 


5,000 


4,900 


1,543 


7,558 


6.64 


50,157 


1986-87 


4,900 


4,900 


1,876 


9,192 


7.30 


67,062 


1987-88 


5,000 


5,000 


2,083 


10,417 


7.09 


73,875 


1988-89 


5,300 


5,300 


2,167 


11,483 


8.03 


92,188 


1989-90 


5,400 


5,300 


1,833 


9,717 


7.75 


75,324 


1990-91 


5,500 


5,500 


2,000 


1 1 ,000 


7.72 


84,876 


1991-92 


5,400 


5,400 


2,500 


13 500 


8.06 


108 810 


1992-93 


5,800 


5,800 


2,333 


13,533 


8.96 


121,313 


1993-94 


5,800 


5,800 


2,417 


14,01 7 


7.24 


101,425 


1994-95 


6,000 


6,000 


2,333 


1 4,000 


8.47 


118,608 


1995-96 


6,000 


6,000 


2,167 


13,000 


8.66 


112,632 


1996-97 


6,100 


6,100 


2,417 


14,742 


9.91 


146,119 



STRAWBERRIES: Production sold, monthly, Florida, crop 
years 1992-93 through 1996-97 



Crop 
year 


Dec " 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


Total 








1,000 12-lb flats 






1 992-93 


1,083 


2,707 


2,165 


5,413 


2,165 


13,533 


1993-94 


981 


1,682 


3,084 


7,569 


701 


14,017 


1994-95 


1,120 


1,540 


1,680 


5,880 


3,780 


14,000 


1995-96 


1,170 


1,950 


3,120 


5,460 


1,300 


13,000 


1 996-97 


1,327 


2,359 


6,486 


4,570 


2/ 


14,742 








Percent 






1992-93 


8.0 


' 20.0 


16.0 


40.0 


16.0 


100.0 


1 993-94 


7.0 


12.0 


22.0 


54.0 


5.0 


100.0 


1994-95 


8.0 


11.0 


12.0 


42.0 


27.0 


100.0 


1995-96 


9.0 


15.0 


24.0 


42.0 


10.0 


100.0 


1996-97 


9.0 


16.0 


44.0 


31.0 


2/ 


100.0 



^' November included. ^' Combined with March. Less than 0.5 percent 



39 



STRAWBERRIES: Average value per flat for fresh market sales, monthly, 
Florida, crop years 1 992-93 through 1 996-97 



Crop 
year 


uec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


Average 








Dollars 






1992-93 


15.96 


10.56 


10.92 


7.08 


6.24 


8.96 


1993-94 


16.92 


9.71 


7.08 


5.69 


4.84 


7.24 


1 994-95 


15.48 


15.72 


11.04 


6.72 


5.04 


8.47 


1995-96 


17.28 


11.16 


9.36 


6.12 


6.12 


8.66 


1996-97 


19.20 


11.64 


8.52 


8.28 


21 


9.91 



^' Includes May. ^' Combined with March. 



STRAWBERRIES: Acreage and production by areas, Florida, 
crop years 1 995-96, 1 996-97 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1995-96 


1996-97 






Acres 




1 2-lb flat 


1 ,000 flats 


North 


300 


300 


300 


300 


2,140 


2,200 


642 


660 


Central 


5,400 


5,500 


5,400 


5,500 


2,166 


2,435 


11,698 


13,392 


South 


300 


300 


300 


300 


2,200 


2,300 


660 


690 


State 


6,000 


6,100 


6,000 


6,100 


2,167 


2,417 


1 3,000 


14,742 



STRAWBERRIES: Acreage harvested by selected counties, Florida, 
crop years 1991-92 through 1996-97 



Counties 


1991-92 


1992-93 


1993-94 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1 996-97 










Acres 






Dade & Broward 


200 


200 


200 




200 


200 


200 


Hillsborough & Manatee 


4,800 


5,100 


5,100 




5,300 


5,300 


5,400 


Other counties 


400 


500 


500 




500 


500 


500 


State 


5,400 


5,800 


5,800 




6,000 


6,000 


6,100 



40 



TOMATOES:Acreage, fresh market production, and value, Florida, crop 
years 1982-83 through 1996-97 " 


Crop 
year 


Acreage 


Yield per 
acre 


Production 


Dollars per 
carton 


Total value ^' 




ndrvebico 






Acres 


2o-lD cartons 


1 ,UUU cartons 




1 ,000 dollars 


1 982-83 


45,600 


4b,DU0 


1 icy) 

1,154 


b2,D40 




389,01 


1983-84 


49,300 


47,600 


1,128 


53,712 


6.83 


366,853 


1984-85 


49,400 


47,400 


1,223 


57,976 


5.74 


332,782 


1 985-86 


48,700 


48,200 


1 ,243 


59,904 


-7 
/.DZ 


A C £i AGO 

4bb,4bo 


1 986-87 


53,600 


53,300 


1 ,241 


66, 1 23 


7.78 


51 4,437 


1987-88 


57,000 


56,800 


1 ,344 


76,333 


7.00 


534,321 


1988-89 


62,500 


60,700 


1,207 


73,288 


9.37 


686,884 


1989-90 


55,800 


51,600 


1,169 


60,336 


7.29 


439,686 


1 990-91 


50,500 


50,400 


1 ,278 


64,430 


9.40 


605,507 


1 991-92 


52,000 


52,000 


1 ,591 


82,736 


8.81 


—700 rr /I 

728,594 


1 992-93 


48,400 


48,400 


1 ,483 


71,767 


8.70 


624,235 


1993-94 


50,600 


50,600 


1,294 


65,483 


7.14 


467,541 


1994-95 


49,000 


49,000 


1,330 


65,183 


7.25 


472,782 


1995-96 


46,400 


45,500 


1,250 


56,866 


7.82 


444,470 


1996-97 


37,500 


37,300 


1,468 


54,750 


8.45 


462,526 



^' Includes round and plum or pear-shaped varieties, and U-Pic. ^ Fresh market only. ^' Excludes 5,200,000 cartons 
not harvested due to low spring prices. 



PRINCIPAL TOMATO PRODUCING AREAS 




41 



FRESH MARKET TOMATOES: Harvested acreage and value 
of production, crop years 1992-93 through 1996-97 

650 





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48 - 


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c 




to 






46 - 




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44 - 












42 - 


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40 - 




38 - 




36 ^ 



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\ 

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\ 

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\ 

\ 

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\ 

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\ 





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c 
o 



o 
Q 



450 



400 



92-93 



93-94 



94-95 



95-96 



96-97 



FRESH MARKET TOMATOES: Five-year average of monthly prices 
and percent sold, crop years 1992-93 through 1996-97 

20 
18 
16 



12 
11 



c 

O 10 
CO 

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0) 

CL 

«2 8 
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5 





A 

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/ 

/ 

/ 





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12 

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4 
2 



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42 



TOMATOES: Production, monthly, for fresh market, Florida, 
crop years 1 987-88 through 1 996-97 



Crop 


Oct " 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun " 


Total 


year 



















1 ,000 25-lb cartons 



1 QQ"7 QQ 


1 AOK 
1 ,UoO 


y,uz / 


1 n K/i "3 
1 u,o^»3 


Q 1 /I Q 

y, 1 '*-5 


ft AOf\ 


"7 HQ'S 


1 O, /D / 


1 A IQQ 

I ^, /yy 


A AAft 


7ft 999 


1 QQQ QQ 


K 1 O 
1 Z 


\\J,Z.I 1 


Q QQQ 


Q 1 1 ft 
O, 1 1 O 


n ftQA 


1 Q 

1 O,'4-0 / 


1 hqa 


1 7 r>n7 
1 / ,uu / 


1 ARQ 


79 9QQ 


1989-90 ^' 


723 


10.125 


8,980 


1,509 


906 


8,874 


13,462 


15,274 


483 


60,336 


1990-91 


1,544 


6,367 


12,541 


10,198 


5,737 


6,692 


7,011 


11,791 


2,549 


64,430 


1991-92 


3,312 


7,287 


10,103 


11,427 


7,346 


7,346 


17,141 


14,692 


4,082 


82,736 


1 QQO Q'i 


1 TQQ 




1 0,(JoO 


ft TQft 
D,000 


6,678 


11,032 


7 Am 

/ ,'HJO 




Q A9R 


71 7ft7 


1 QQ'i QA 


0,UOD 


D, / / Z 


Q AT? 


ft ftQT 


6,173 


7,685 


1 U,Z 1 z 




R AHR 


ftc; AQ9 




o,uoz 


Q Qt; 1 

y,oo 1 


"7 QI^R 

/ ,ooo 


/ , / OZ 


7,185 


6,532 


Q 9r»n 


1 9 7 1 ft 
1 O, / ID 


4/ 


ftK 1 09 
OO, 1 OO 


1 QQC^ OR 


1 A~l A 


ft /I Q 1 




Q OIA 

y,z 


4,637 


2,319 


ft "ifi 


1 9 7/1 K 
1 Z, /'l-O 


K 7Q9 

o, /yj 


Rft Qftft 
DO, ODD 


1996-97 


2,896 


6,949 


6,950 


7,590 


3,162 


3,795 


10,123 


9,489 


3,796 


54,750 












Percent 










1 yo / -OO 


1 A 


1 1 Q 
1 1 . 


1 o.O 


1 Z.VJ 


8.5 


9.3 


ion 


1 Q A 


R Q 
D.O 


1 An n 


1 QQQ QQ 

1 yoo-oy 


u.o 


1 Q Q 

1 o.y 


1 Z.o 


111 


7.8 


18.4 


1 r» Q 
1 u.o 


99 1 
ZO. 1 


9 n 
z.u 


1 uu.u 


1 989-90 


1.2 


16.8 


14.9 


2.5 


1.5 


14.7 


22.3 


25.3 


0.8 


100.0 


1990-91 


2.4 


9.9 


19.5 


15.8 


8.9 


10.4 


10.9 


18.3 


3.9 


100.0 


1991-92 


4.0 


8.8 


12.2 


13.8 


8.9 


8.9 


20.7 


17.8 


4.9 


100.0 


1992-93 


1.9 


6.9 


20.9 


8.9 


9.3 


15.4 


10.3 


13.2 


13.2 


100.0 


1 993-94 


4.7 


10.3 


12.9 


10.2 


9.4 


11.7 


15.6 


16.9 


8.3 


100.0 


1 994-95 


4.7 


15.2 


12.1 


1 1.9 


11.0 


10.0 


14.1 


21.0 


4/ 


100.0 


1995-96 


2.6 


11.4 


13.7 


16.3 


8.2 


4.1 


11.2 


22.3 


10.2 


100.0 


1996-97 


5.3 


12.7 


12.7 


13.9 


5.8 


6.9 


18.5 


17.3 


6.9 


100.0 


^' Includes September. ^' Includes July. 
June included with May. 


^' Excludes 5,200,000 cartons not harvested due to low spring prices. 




TOMATOES: Average value per carton for fresh market sales, monthly, 
Florida, crop years 1987-88 through 1996-97 






Crop 
year 


Oct " 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun " 


Average 



Dollars per carton 



1987-88 


10.70 


11 


60 


5 


55 


7.88 


4.85 


7.15 


7.48 


5 


53 


4.83 


7.00 


1988-89 


9.00 


7 


20 


3 


93 


10.85 


11.30 


8.53 


13.95 


10 


90 


7.73 


9.37 


1989-90 


9.15 


6 


70 


10 


23 


29.00 


24.40 


8.08 


3.65 


5 


50 


5.50 


7.29 


1990-91 


6.08 


6 


20 


7 


35 


5.78 


7.90 


11.00 


12.33 


14 


15 


13.05 


9.40 


1991-92 


7.21 


6 


00 


3 


85 


10.13 


19.00 


20.18 


8.10 


4 


18 


4.50 


8.81 



1992-93 


14.90 


10 


05 


8 


58 


9.58 


5.48 


5.30 


11.30 


14 


43 


5.13 


8.70 


1 993-94 


4.45 


7 


05 


14 


40 


10.38 


4.83 


6.13 


4.14 


5 


14 


7.25 


7.14 


1 994-95 


8.61 


8 


22 


9 


36 


10.28 


7.45 


9.28 


5.13 


3 


68 


3/ 


7.25 


1995-96 


7.15 


9 


90 


6 


23 


4.60 


10.00 


20.43 


12.62 


5 


90 


5.08 


7.82 


1996-97 


7.33 


7 


43 


7 


68 


8.38 


11.83 


14.70 


6.58 


8 


10 


9.45 


8.45 



Includes September. ^' Includes July. ^' June included with May. 



43 



TOMATOES: Acreage and fresh market production by areas and 
crop years, Florida, 1995-96 and 1996-97 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1995-96 


1996-97 


West, North, and 
North Central 


4,300 


Acres 

2,800 4,300 


2,800 


25-lb cartons 
1,402 1,177 


1 ,000 cartons 
6,028 3,295 


Palmetto-Ruskin 


15,100 




1 A inn 


1 2,400 






OA K Q 1 


O O 1 o o 


East Coast 


4,900 


4,100 


4,700 


4,100 


1,341 


1,848 


6,304 


7,575 


Southwest 


18,300 


14,900 


18,000 


14,700 


1,043 


1,155 


18,776 


16,985 


Dade 


3,800 


3,300 


3,800 


3,300 


1,362 


1,445 


5,177 


4,767 


State 


46,400 


37,500 


45,500 


37,300 


1,250 


1,468 


56,866 


54,750 


Oct thru Dec 


18,300 


13,400 


18,100 


13,400 


869 


1,253 


15,725 


16,795 


Jan thru Jul 


28,100 


24,100 


27,400 


23,900 


1,501 


1,588 


41,141 


37,955 



TOMATOES: Acreage and fresh market production by areas and 
crop years, Florida, 1993-94 and 1994-95 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1993-94 


1 994-95 


1993-94 


1994-95 


1993-94 


1 994-95 


1993-94 


1994-95 


West, North, and 
North Central 


4,100 


Acres 
3,650 4,100 


3,650 


25-lb cartons 
1,378 1,406 


1 ,000 cartons 
5,649 5,133 


Palmetto-Ruskin 


13,700 


15,750 


13,700 


15,750 


1,369 


1,476 


18,750 


23,240 


East Coast 


6,100 


6,200 


6,100 


6,200 


1,508 


1,112 


9,196 


6,897 


Southwest 


21,600 


19,000 


21,600 


19,000 


1,189 


1,229 


25,691 


23,357 


Dade 


5,100 


4,400 


5,100 


4,400 


1,215 


1,490 


6,197 


6,556 


State 


50,600 


49,000 


50,600 


49,000 


1,294 


1,330 


65,483 


65,183 


Oct thru Dec 


17,700 


18,600 


17,700 


18,600 


1,032 


1,117 


18,271 


20,768 


Jan thru Jul 


32,900 


30,400 


32,900 


30,400 


1,435 


1,461 


47,212 


44,415 



44 



TOMATOES: Acreage harvested, for fresh market, selected counties, 
Florida, crop years 1 991-92 through 1996-97 



Counties 


1991-92 


1992-93 


1 993-94 


1 994-95 


1995-96 


1996-97 








Acres 






Broward 


500 


450 


1/ 


1/ 




1/ 


Collier 


1 4, 1 GO 


12,900 


12,750 


1 IOC 

10,325 


1 0,400 


8,500 


Dade 


5,100 


5,600 


5,100 


4,400 


3,800 


3,300 


Gadsden 


3,000 


3,000 


2,950 


2,750 


2,950 


2,200 


Hendry 


4,700 


3,950 


5,050 


5,200 


4,125 


3,300 


Hillsborough 


3,100 


3,025 


2,525 


3,1 50 


3,400 


3,200 


Lee 


2,200 


2,800 


3,000 


2,725 


2,475 


2,000 


Manatee 


12,000 


9,200 


10,375 


1 2,000 


10,900 


8,900 


Martin 


1,200 


1,100 


1,100 


1,175 


925 


900 


Palm Beach 


3,500 


3,450 


Z,oUU 




2,300 


2,000 


Sarasota 


300 




1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


St Lucie 


400 


500 


1,200 


1,325 


725 


800 


Other counties 


1 ,yoo 




3,750 


3,050 


0,500 


2,200 


State 


52,000 


48,400 


50,600 


49,000 


45,500 


37,300 



^' Included in other counties. 



TOMATOES: Percent of acreage harvested, by variety, by growing 
area, south Florida, 1995-96 and 1996-97 ^' 





All areas 


Dade 


East Coast 


Southwest 


Palmetto-Ruskin 
























Variety 






















1995-96 


1996-97 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1995-96 


1 996-97 


1995-96 


1996-97 












Percent 










Agriset 


40.9 


34.8 


4.7 


10.0 


39.2 


33.9 


54.3 


49.0 


33.6 


24.4 


Solar Set 


13.4 


12.2 


39.7 


15.2 


19.7 


17.7 


6.9 


10.5 


12.7 


11.6 


BHN, All strains 


6.6 


11.7 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


10.7 


20.2 


5.2 


8.6 


Sunbeams 


8.6 


9.9 


0.5 


3.6 


0.2 


1.2 


1.4 


1.8 


22.9 


24.9 


Solar Mars 


6.7 


9.6 


0.0 


7.2 


17.2 


37.9 


4.2 


4.1 


8.3 


7.4 


Sunny 


6.8 


3.2 


0.0 


0.0 


22.9 


7.6 


8.3 


5.2 


1.5 


0.0 


Flora Set 


4.1 


2.7 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


4.1 


2.3 


6.6 


4.8 


Bonita 


2.0 


1.9 


20.9 


19.3 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.2 


0.0 


Merced 


2.0 


1.8 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


4.5 


4.1 


0.0 


0.0 


Sunpride 


0.6 


1.8 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.3 


2.8 


1.4 


1.6 


Cobia 


1.8 


1.4 


2.5 


14.3 


0.0 


0.0 


3.5 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


PL 47 


0.0 


1.3 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


3.8 


Olympic 


1.2 


1.2 


11.1 


11.1 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.4 


0.2 


Mt. Pride 


0.0 


0.3 


0.0 


2.7 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


Colonial 


0.0 


0.2 


0.0 


1.2 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.4 


Flavr Savr 


0.2 


0.2 


1.8 


2.2 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


Lenor 


0.0 


0.2 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.7 


Floridade 


0.0 


0.1 


0.0 


0.9 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


Other Varieties ^' 


5.1 


5.5 


18.8 


12.3 


0.8 


1.7 


1.8 


0.0 


7.2 


11.6 


All Varieties 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 



^' Excludes plum varieties. ^' Includes varieties representing less than five tenths of a percent for any area and any 
unknown varieties. For 1 996-97, other includes Duke, Equinox, FTE 24, and other experimental or proprietary varieties. 



45 



WATERMELONS: Acreage, production, and value, Florida, 
crop years 1982-83 through 1996-97 



Crop 
year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per acre 


rroQUCiion 


Value 
per cwt 


Total 
value 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres 


Cwt 


1,000 cwt 


Dollars 


1,000 dollars 


1982-83 


59,000 


49,000 


165 


8,085 


7.20 


58,212 


1983-84 


64,000 


60,000 


167 


10,020 


6.20 


62^124 


1 984-85 


59,000 


54,000 


166 


8,964 


5.95 


53,336 


1985-86 


53,550 


47,550 


184 


8,749 


6.23 


54,506 


1986-87 


54,900 


46,100 


157 


7,238 


9.64 


69,774 


1987-88 


57,500 


49,800 


185 


9,213 


6.79 


62 556 

\J ^ /WWW 


1988-89 


58,000 


50,000 


170 


8,500 


5.30 


45,050 


1989-90 


53,000 


45,000 


200 


9,000 


7.15 


64,350 


1990-91 


46,000 


36,000 


195 


7,01 1 


11.52 


80,767 


1991-92 


53,000 


45,000 


200 


9,000 


7.35 


66,150 


1992-93 


42,000 


37,000 


225 


8,325 


8.00 


66 600 


1993-94 


40,000 


37,000 


230 


8,510 


6.80 


57,868 


1994-95 


37,000 


33,000 


250 


8,250 


7.60 


62,700 


1995-96 


40,000 


34,000 


210 


7,140 


7.00 


49,980 


1996-97 


33,000 


30,000 


250 


7,500 


7.30 


54,750 



WATERMELONS: Production sold, monthly, Florida, crop 
years 1992-93 through 1996-97 



Crop 
year 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Total 








1 ,000 cwt 






1992-93 




2,164 


5,162 


999 


8,325 


1993-94 


681 


3,829 


3,915 


85 


8,510 


1994-95 


198 


4,084 


3,943 


25 


8,250 


1995-96 




2,785 


3,855 


500 


7,140 


1996-97 


1,140 


3,435 


2,603 


322 


7,500 








Percent 






1992-93 




26.0 


62.0 


12.0 


100.0 


1993-94 


8.0 


45.0 


46.0 


1.0 


100.0 


1994-95 


2.4 


49.5 


47.8 


0.3 


100.0 


1995-96 




39.0 


54.0 


7.0 


100.0 


1996-97 


15.2 


45.8 


34.7 


4.3 


100.0 



WATERMELONS: Average value per cwt for fresh market sales, monthly, 
Florida, crop years 1992-93 through 1996-97 



Crop 
year 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Average 








Dollars 






1992-93 




12.50 


6.65 


5.35 


8.00 


1993-94 


8.00 


7.50 


5.90 


7.00 


6.80 


1994-95 


15.00 


8.20 


6.60 


5.70 


7.60 


1995-96 




10.20 


5.05 


4.20 


7.00 


1996-97 


10.65 


7.20 


5.95 


7.40 


7.30 



46 



WATERMELONS: Acreage and production by areas, Florida, 
crop years 1995-96 and 1996-97 



Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1995-96 


1996-97 



Acres Cwt 1 ,000 cwt 



West 


4,700 


3,900 


3,900 


3,400 


123 


145 


480 


493 


North 


17,200 


15,300 


14,900 


13,800 


150 


275 


2,252 


3,795 


Central 


8,600 


6,300 


6,700 


5,800 


230 


240 


1,518 


1,392 


South 


9,500 


7,500 


8,500 


7,000 


340 


260 


2,890 


1,820 


State 


40,000 


33,000 


34,000 


30,000 


210 


250 


7,140 


7,500 



WATERMELONS: Acreage harvested by selected counties, Florida, 
crop years 1991-92 through 1996-97 



Counties 


1991-92 


1992-93 


1993-94 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1996-97 








Acres 






Alachua 


3,000 


3,000 


3,000 


3,400 


3,500 


3,100 


Bradford 


400 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


V 


1/ 


Calhoun 


300 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


Charlotte 


700 


1,200 


1,500 


1,300 


1,200 


1,100 


Citrus 


500 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


Collier 


4,000 


3,600 


4,000 


2,800 


2,500 


1,900 


Columbia 


1,100 


1,500 


1,500 


1,000 


900 


800 


DeSoto 


1,200 


2,000 


1,900 


1,200 


700 


400 


Dixie 


800 


700 


600 


800 


800 


700 


Gilchrist 


2,500 


2,700 


2,700 


2,500 


2,600 


2,300 


Hardee 


2,100 


1,200 


1,100 


800 


600 


600 


Hendry 


2,300 


2,500 


2,900 


2,500 


3,200 


2,600 


Hillsborough 


400 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


Holmes 


1,400 


500 


500 


1,400 


1,500 


1,200 


Jackson 


4rlOO 


1,600 


1,500 


1,000 


900 


1,000 


Jefferson 


1,000 


900 


700 


600 


700 


600 


Lafayette 


700 


900 


900 


800 


700 


700 


Lake 


400 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


Lee 


900 


1,600 


1,400 


1,000 


1,100 


1,000 


Levy 


2,700 


2,600 


2,500 


2,500 


2,400 


2,100 


Madison 


500 


1/ 




1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


Manatee 


3,200 


2,700 


3,000 


2,200 


2,100 


2,000 


Marion 


2,500 


1,200 


1,000 


1,000 


1,100 


1,000 


Okeechobee 


400 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


Polk 


400 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


Sarasota 


400 




1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


Sumter 


1,500 


2,300 


1,900 


1,400 


1,500 


1,300 


Suwannee 


2,500 


2,000 


1,800 


1,400 


1,800 


1,700 


Union 


500 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


Washington 


1,200 


900 


800 


1,100 


1,200 


1,000 


Other counties 


4,400 


1,400 


1,800 


2,300 


3,000 


2,900 


State 


45,000 


37,000 


37,000 


33,000 


34,000 


30,000 



" Included in other counties. 



47 



Shipments to other States and Canada and exports to other countries by 
months and all methods of shipment for Florida, crop year 1996-97 



Commodity 




1995 




1996 




|\J U V 




Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Total 


Vegetables: 












1 .000 cwt 
































Snap beans 


1 3 


191 


1 73 


125 


16 


180 


175 


1 15 


2 





990 


Cabbage 


1 


8 


166 


538 


599 


840 


624 


150 








2,926 


Carrots 








48 


145 


143 


153 


137 


135 


20 





781 


Celery 








57 


220 


213 


228 


201 


174 


15 





1,108 


Chinese cabbage 


1 


*-> 

3 


5 


10 


10 


19 


22 


5 








75 


Sweet corn 


1 33 


1 83 


21 5 


201 


96 


31 1 


1,791 


1,247 


649 


155 


4,981 


Cucumbers 


ICO 

1 62 


455 


21 7 


69 


26 


350 


450 


355 


61 





2,145 


Eggplant 


32 


56 


39 


34 


30 


68 


108 


106 


52 





525 


Endive-Escarole 


3 


20 


38 


32 


29 


39 


40 


17 








218 


Lettuce 


10 


32 


86 


71 


59 




uo 


10 








428 


Okra 


8 


7 


2 








1 


10 


7 








35 


Parsley 


1 


13 


15 


12 


10 


12 


14 


9 








86 


Green peppers 


91 


442 


454 


336 


308 


582 


756 


528 


82 





3,579 


Radishes 


3 


15 


22 


16 


15 


20 


1 8 


15 








124 


Squash 


44 


132 


100 


78 


39 


182 


177 


72 


5 





829 


Tomatoes 


D /4 


1 IRQ 

1 , /by 


1 O C 1 
1 ,O0l 


1,451 


699 


1,024 


2,816 


1,833 


915 


120 


13,152 


Cherry tomatoes 


3 


6 


6 


4 


1 


o 


R 
\J 


8 


3 





39 


Other vegetables 


3 










n 

\j 










r> 




o 


Total vegetables 


1 1 QO 

1 , 1 o2 






o,o4z 


2,230 


4,103 


7,413 


A "7 O C 

4,786 


1 ,804 


275 


32,024 


Potatoes 














325 


426 


483 


636 


186 





2,056 


Strawberries 








109 


212 


468 


331 


2 











1,122 


Watermelons 




















608 


1,837 


1,663 


173 


4,281 


Total 


1,182 


3,332 


3,603 


3,554 


3,086 


4,860 


8,506 


7,259 


3,653 


448 


39,483 



SNAP BEANS: Shipments to other States and Canada and exports to other countries by months and 
methods of shipment from Florida, crop years 1 993-94 through 1996-97 



Crop 
year 


Method 
of 

shipment 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 


1 993-94 


Truck 


28 


436 


405 


1 ,000 bushels 
345 379 


473 


433 


316 


3 


2,818 


1994-95 


Truck 


32 


297 


298 


279 


243 




392 


569 


259 


4 


2,373 


1995-96 


Truck 


26 


255 


299 


245 


153 




195 


521 


403 


18 


2,115 


1996-97 


Truck 


43 


635 


578 


418 


52 




601 


582 


383 


7 


3,299 



CABBAGE: Shipments to other States and Canada and exports to other countries by months and 
methods of shipment from Florida, crop years 1993-94 through 1996-97 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 












1 ,000 crates 










1 993-94 


Piggy-back 
Truck 
Fresh 






8 


63 


391 


1 

574 


2 

815 


573 


104 


3 

2,528 




For proc. 
Total 






8 


63 


391 


575 


817 


573 


104 


2,531 


1994-95 


Truck 






51 


259 


331 


602 


522 


99 


2 


1,866 


1995-96 


Truck 




3 


66 


314 


396 


564 


671 


351 


11 


2,376 


1996-97 


Truck 


1 


15 


331 


1,075 


1,197 


1,680 


1,248 


300 




5,847 



48 



CARROTS:Shipments to other States and Canada and exports to other countries by months and 
methods of shipment from Florida, crop years 1993-94 through 1996-97 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 










1 ,000 sacks 










1993-94 


Pinnv-hapk 




- 


26 


24 


17 


18 


10 


3 


98 




Tri 






















Fresh-mini 


„ 


27 


91 


107 


102 


188 


23 


15 


553 




Fresh-other 


1 


47 


160 


184 


270 


252 


157 


41 


1,112 




Total 


1 


74 


277 


315 


389 


458 


190 


59 


1,763 


1994-95 


Piggy-back 


„ 




~ 


7 


5 


2 


3 


„ 


17 




Truck 


„ 


8 


40 


94 


108 


81 


80 


14 


425 




Tntal 




8 


40 


101 


113 


83 


83 


14 


442 


1995-96 


Piggy-back 




„ 


5 




4 








9 




Truck 





43 


47 


49 


93 


115 


26 


16 


389 




Total 


— 


43 


52 


49 


97 


115 


26 


16 


398 


1 996-97 


Piggy-back 






13 


13 


7 




5 




38 




Truck 




99 


290 


284 


311 


285 


277 


41 


1,587 




Total 




99 


303 


297 


318 


285 


282 


41 


1,625 



^' Fresh-mini sack equals 1 5 pounds, fresh-other equals 48 pounds. Piggyback varies according to mix of these 
varieties. 



CELERY: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1993-94 through 1996-97 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Total 














1 ,000 crates 








1993-94 


Piggy-back 


1 


8 


15 


19 


17 


23 


20 


8 


111 




Truck 


20 


88 


221 


308 


319 


293 


217 


60 


1,526 




Total 


21 


96 


236 


327 


336 


316 


237 


68 


1,637 


1 994-95 


Piggy-back 








1 


5 


9 


9 




24 




Truck 


6 


32 


46 


129 


191 


285 


215 


32 


936 




Total 


6 


32 


46 


130 


196 


294 


224 


32 


960 


1995-96 


Piggy-back 




5 


7 


8 


14 


6 


8 




48 




Truck 


2 


50 


114 


103 


189 


242 


142 


47 


889 




Total 


2 


55 


121 


111 


203 


248 


150 


47 


937 


1 996-97 


Piggy-back 




4 


8 


9 


9 


14 


6 




50 




Truck 




91 


359 


346 


371 


321 


284 


25 


1,797 




Total 




95 


367 


355 


380 


335 


290 


25 


1,847 



CHINESE CABBAGE: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 














1,000 crates 










1993-94 


Truck 




6 


12 


36 


35 


41 


33 


20 


1 


184 


1994-95 


Truck 




2 


19 


15 


29 


38 


49 


11 




163 


1995-96 


Truck 




3 


16 


24 


17 


35 


41 


24 


2 


162 


1 996-97 


Truck 


1 


6 


9 


19 


19 


37 


43 


9 




143 



49 



SWEET CORN: Shipments to other States and Canada and exports to other countries by nnonths and 



methods of shipment from Florida, crop years 1993-94 through 1996-97 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct " 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Total 














1 ,000 crates 














r lyyy-Dactv 














q 


Oo 


1 A. 




OO 




Truck 


9 on 




1 qfi 




347 


491 




9 KQ7 


1 0*37 


Dl 


/,004 




Total 


200 


282 


196 


233 


347 


491 


1,929 


2,630 


1,051 


61 


7,420 


1 QQ4.-Qti 

1 iJSH-HD 














3 


1 1 

1 o 


1 9 


1 o 




'^ 1 




Truck 


1 9ft 




oo 


1 09 


83 


334 




9 ft9A 


7R9 


1 9r> 
i zu 


0,9OO 




Total 


128 


152 


65 


102 


83 


337 


1,409 


2,836 


775 


120 


6,007 




P 1 nv/ - a ^ 








1 
1 


1 






q 


9n 
zu 


*t 


OO 




1 lUUIv. 


1 7*^ 
1 / o 


1 4.7 


1 qR 


1 to 


249 


215 


ftR1 


9 qAR 


1 ASfi 
1 ,'fOU 


1 qq 


R R1 R 

o,o 1 O 




Total 




147 


1 95 


1 47 


250 


215 


861 


9 q54 


1 506 




R RR1 


1996-97 


Piggy-back 


3 




1 






1 


1 1 


30 


11 


10 


67 




Truck 


314 


435 


511 


478 


229 


740 


4,254 


2,938 


1,534 


359 


11,792 




Total 


317 


435 


512 


478 


229 


741 


4,265 


2,968 


1,545 


369 


11,859 



^' Includes September shipments. 



CUCUMBERS: Shipments to other States and Canada and exports to other countries by months and 



methods of shipment from Florida, crop years 1993-94 through 1996-97 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct " 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 












1 ,000 cartons 










1993-94 


Piggy-back ^' 












1 


1 


3 




5 




Truck 


436 


504 


297 


277 


133 


319 


1,115 


899 


117 


4,097 




Total 


436 


504 


297 


277 


133 


320 


1,116 


902 


117 


4,102 


1 994-95 


Piggy-back ^' 














6 






6 




Truck 


188 


543 


407 


74 


6 


323 


892 


876 


127 


3,436 




Total 


188 


543 


407 


74 


6 


323 


898 


876 


127 


3,442 




Piggy-back ^ 




1 


1 










1 




3 


1995-96 


Truck 


212 


514 


457 


204 


23 


138 


421 


1,340 


207 


3,516 




Total 


212 


515 


458 


204 


23 


138 


421 


1,341 


207 


3,519 


1996-97 


Piggy-back ^' 












2 




1 




3 




Truck 


295 


827 


394 


125 


48 


635 


818 


644 


110 


3,896 




Total 


295 


827 


394 


125 


48 


637 


818 


645 


110 


3,899 



^' Includes September shipments. ^' Process included with fresh. 



EGGPLANT: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1993-94 through 1996-97 



Crop 
year 


Method 
of 

shipment 


Oct " 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Total 














1 ,000 cartons 










1993-94 


Truck 


71 


148 


149 


103 


87 


121 


171 


181 


58 


2 


1,091 


1 994-95 


Truck 


44 


no 


101 


94 


72 


37 


138 


187 


59 


1 


843 


1995-96 


Truck 


34 


85 


125 


80 


36 


38 


78 


171 


116 


3 


766 


1996-97 


Truck 


97 


169 


119 


104 


91 


205 


327 


320 


157 




1,589 



^' Includes September shipments. 



50 



1 



ESCAROLE-ENDIVE: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1993-94 through 1996-97 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 














1 ,000 crates 










1993-94 


Truck 


■- 


55 


64 


78 


95 


97 


80 


22 


~ 


491 


1 994-95 


Truck 


~ 


1 1 


47 


39 


46 


75 


121 


44 


2 


385 


1995-96 


Truck 




33 


72 


61 


56 


79 


63 


43 




407 


1996-97 


Truck 


10 


79 


153 


127 


114 


154 


159 


66 




862 



LETTUCE: Shipments to other States and Canada and exports to other countries by months and 
methods of shipment from Florida, crop years 1992-93 throughl 995-96 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 














1 ,000 cartons " 








1 QQ'^.QA 

I J \J J't 


Tri ipW 

1 1 u fx 




























1 7 


52 


1 "^q 


186 


178 


50 










Romaine 


- 


20 


21 


20 


17 


25 


10 


3 




116 




Other 




17 


39 


37 


35 


42 


23 


2 




195 




Total 




54 


112 


196 


238 


245 


83 


7 




935 


1994-95 


Truck 
























Iceberg 






2 


12 


7 


31 


29 






81 




Romaine 




3 


5 


7 


7 


20 


32 


5 




79 




Other 




2 


5 


7 


11 


15 


22 


3 




65 




Total 




5 


12 


26 


25 


66 


83 


8 




225 


1995-96 


Truck 
























Iceberg 






31 


29 


23 


65 


37 


5 




190 




Romaine 




10 


27 


11 


13 


45 


20 


7 




133 




Other 




9 


24 


15 


12 


22 


17 


7 




106 




Total 




19 


82 


55 


48 


132 


74 


19 




429 


1996-97 


Truck 
























Iceberg 




2 


46 


41 


37 


40 


35 


2 




203 




Romaine 


15 


40 


76 


64 


45 


95 


61 


12 




408 




Other 


4 


21 


49 


36 


36 


49 


39 


5 




239 




Total 


19 


63 


171 


141 


118 


184 


135 


19 




850 



^' Average weight per carton estimated at: Iceberg, 50 pounds; Romaine, 40 pounds; and other, 1 6 pounds. 



OKRA: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1 993-94 through 1996-97 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct " 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul " 


Total 


1993-94 


Truck 


15 


20 


7 


2 


1 ,000 bushels 
4 6 


16 


59 


38 


22 


189 


1994-95 


Truck 


9 


19 


11 


10 


9 


14 


22 


40 


22 


17 


173 


1995-96 


Truck 


24 


20 


16 


6 


4 


5 


11 


52 


39 


20 


197 


1996-97 


Truck 


27 


24 


7 






3 


32 


24 






117 



^' Includes September shipments. ^' Includes any August shipments. 



51 



PARSLEY: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1 993-94 through 1 996-97 



CroD 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 


1993-94 


Ttruck 


1 


26 


32 


36 


1 ,000 crates 
38 43 


45 


17 




238 




1 lUO^ 


1 
1 




1 o 




21 


31 


oo 


1 z 






1995-96 


Truck 




11 


39 


20 


21 


23 


25 


20 




159 


1996-97 


Truck 


6 


61 


73 


57 


47 


55 


68 


43 




410 



GREEN PEPPERS: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1 993-94 through 1 996-97 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Total 














1 ,000 crates 










1 993-94 


Piggy-back 






4 


9 


13 


17 


15 


9 


3 




70 




Truck 


146 


876 


1,448 


1,051 


1,246 


1,604 


1,904 


1,365 


164 


4 


9,808 




Total 


146 


876 


1,452 


1,060 


1,259 


1,621 


1,919 


1,374 


167 


4 


9,878 


1 994-95 


Piggy-back 














6 


1 






7 




Truck 


94 


798 


1,147 


664 


678 


687 


1,397 


1,419 


156 




7,040 




Total 


94 


798 


1,147 


664 


678 


687 


1,403 


1,420 


156 




7,047 


1995-96 


Piggy-back 






1 










3 






4 




Truck 


58 


464 


1,297 


1,110 


735 


828 


1,449 


1,897 


424 




8,262 




Total 


58 


464 


1,298 


1,110 


735 


828 


1,449 


1,900 


424 




8,266 


1996-97 


Piggy-back 












7 


12 


26 


12 




57 




Truck 


326 


1,580 


1,621 


1,201 


1,099 


2,071 


2,687 


1,858 


281 




12,724 




Total 


326 


1,580 


1,621 


1,201 


1,099 


2,078 


2,699 


1,884 


293 




12,781 



IRISH POTATOES: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1993-94 through 1996-97 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun " 


Total 
















1 ,000 cwt 








1993-94 


Piggy-back 












1 


32 


102 


11 


146 




Truck 








7 


95 


530 


1,738 


3,150 


845 


6,365 




Total 








7 


95 


531 


1,770 


3,252 


856 


6,511 


1 994-95 


Piggy-back 












3 


11 


74 


29 


117 




Truck 










46 


165 


196 


277 


140 


824 




Total 










46 


168 


207 


351 


169 


941 


1995-96 


Piggy-back 










1 


9 


11 


66 


35 


122 




Truck 




1 


4 


4 


74 


236 


226 


387 


267 


1,199 




Total 




1 


4 


4 


75 


245 


237 


453 


302 


1,321 


1996-97 


Piggy-back 










3 


4 


10 


50 


4 


71 




Truck 










322 


422 


473 


586 


182 


1,985 




Total 










325 


426 


483 


636 


186 


2,056 



^' Includes July shipments. 



52 



RADISHES: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1993-94 through 1 996-97 



Pron 

y cai 


MpthriH of 

Ol II ^1 i Id 11 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 














1 ,000 cwt 








1993-94 


Piggy-back 


4 


33 


23 


33 


28 


31 


32 


8 


11 


203 




Truck 


6 


24 


38 


37 


37 


42 


30 


20 


2 


236 




Total 


10 


57 


61 


70 


65 


73 


62 


28 


13 


439 


1994-95 


Piggy-back 


~ 


1 


~ 


15 


47 


67 


37 


21 




188 




Truck 


1 


1 1 


6 


16 


17 


18 


24 


16 


1 


110 




Total 


1 


12 


6 


31 


64 


85 


61 


37 


1 


298 


1995-96 


Truck 


1 


14 


41 


23 


20 


22 


31 


28 


2 


182 


1996-97 


Truck 


7 


37 


56 


39 


38 


50 


46 


37 


1 


311 



SQUASH: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1993-94 through 1996-97 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Total 














1,000 bushels 












1 993-94 


Truck 


171 


600 


557 


507 


554 


596 


805 


278 


27 




4,095 


1 994-95 


Truck 


82 


321 


315 


296 


287 


468 


829 


357 


30 




2,985 


1995-96 


Truck 


40 


247 


362 


152 


169 


209 


391 


359 


37 


3 


1,969 


1996-97 


Truck 


104 


314 


238 


185 


94 


433 


421 


171 


13 




1,973 



^' Includes September shipments. 



STRAWBERRIES: Shipments to other States and Canada and exports to other countries by months and 
methods of shipment from Florida, crop years 1 993-94 through 1 996-97 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Dec " 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Total 












1 ,000 flats 






1 993-94 


Air 


1 




4 








11 




Truck 


334 


610 


1,079 


2,742 


231 




4,996 




Export 


4 


17 


12 


4 






37 




Total 


345 


627 


1,095 


2,746 


231 




5,044 


1 994-95 


Air 


4 


10 


5 


5 


3 




27 




Truck 


274 


358 


430 


1,896 


344 




3,302 




Export 


12 


20 


9 


4 






45 




Total 


290 


388 


444 


1,905 


347 




3,374 


1995-96 


Air 


12 


7 


14 


14 


3 




50 




Truck 


408 


582 


730 


2,932 


673 


8 


5,333 




Export 


13 


23 


18 


15 


1 




70 




Total 


433 


612 


762 


2,961 


677 


8 


5,453 


1 996-97 


Air 


5 


1 




2 






8 




Truck 


903 


1,733 


3,883 


2,752 


20 




9,291 




Export 


4 


32 


15 


5 






56 




Total 


912 


1,766 


3,898 


2,759 


20 




9,355 



^' Includes November shipments. 



53 



TOMATOES:Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1993-94 through 1996-97 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct " 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Total 














1 ,000 cartons 












1993-94 


Piggy-back 


32 


48 


48 


43 


66 


96 


219 


216 


106 


13 


887 




Truck 


2,447 


5,185 


5,490 


5,869 


5,324 


5,380 


8,434 


9,245 


4,670 


148 


52,192 




Total 


2,479 


5,233 


5,538 


5,912 


5,390 


5,476 


8,653 


9,461 


4,776 


161 


53,079 


1 994-95 


Piggy-back 


14 


66 


80 


37 


43 


72 


138 


179 


35 


- 


664 




Truck 


2,583 


5,001 


5,363 


3,507 


3,173 


2,918 


5,046 


7,718 


3,702 


223 


39,234 




Total 


2,597 


5,067 


5,443 


3,544 


3,21 6 


2,990 


5,184 


7,897 


3,737 


223 


39,898 


1 995-96 


Piggy-back 


- 


13 


26 


83 


133 


56 


54 


91 


93 


16 


565 




Truck 


1,675 


3,180 


5,777 


4,887 


2,746 


1,457 


3,447 


7,625 


5,578 


632 


37,004 




Total 


1,675 


3,193 


5,803 


4,970 


2,879 


1,513 


3,501 


7,716 


5,671 


648 


37,569 


1996-97 


Piggy-back 


2 


21 


16 


64 


59 


18 


110 


181 


29 


5 


505 




Truck 


2,693 


7,056 


7,386 


5,741 


2,737 


4,076 


11,154 


7,152 


3,630 


475 


52,100 




Total 


2,695 


7,077 


7,402 


5,805 


2,796 


4,094 


11,264 


7,333 


3,659 


480 


52,605 



^' Includes September shipments. 



CHERRY TOMATOES: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1993-94 through 1996-97 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Total 














1 ,000 cwt 














1993-94 


Truck 


9 


30 


27 


26 




19 




17 


36 


36 


16 


1 


217 


1994-95 


Truck 


6 


22 


25 


18 




10 




9 


19 


36 


14 




159 


1995-96 


Truck 


4 


13 


23 


12 




4 




6 


12 


36 


15 


1 


126 


1996-97 


Truck 


19 


40 


39 


27 




9 




16 


41 


50 


21 


1 


263 



^' Includes September shipments. 

I 



54 



WATERMELONS: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1993-94 through 1996-97 



Crop 


Method of 
















Jul ^' 




Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 


year 


shipment 

















Loads ^' 



1 993-94 


Piggy-back 


1 


— 


— 


39 


291 


117 


2 


450 




Truck 


205 






972 


5,954 


5,536 


112 


12,779 




Total 


206 






1,01 1 


6,245 


5,653 


114 


1 3,229 


1994-95 


Piggy-back 


2 


— 


— 


18 


256 


60 


4 


340 




Truck 


109 






162 


5,280 


5,242 


176 


10 969 




Total 


1 1 1 






180 


5,536 


5,302 


180 


1 1,309 


1995-96 


Piggy-back 










213 


176 




389 




Truck 


112 


11 






4,694 


6,746 


853 


12,416 




Total 


112 


1 1 






4,907 


6,922 


853 


1 2,805 


1996-97 


Piggy-back 








40 


156 


51 




247 




Truck 








1,311 


3,927 


3,644 


385 


9,267 




Total 








1,351 


4,083 


3,695 


385 


9,514 



^' Includes shipments prior to December. ^' Includes any August shipments. ^' 45,000 pounds per load. 



OTHER FRESH VEGETABLES: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1 993-94 through 1 996-97 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct " 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul ^' 


Total 














1 ,000 cwt 












1993-94 


Truck 


10 


10 


2 






20 


42 


23 


17 


6 


130 


1994-95 


Truck 


20 


17 


21 


15 


10 


12 


10 


9 


3 


11 


128 


1995-96 


Truck 


7 


7 


11 


6 


13 


3 


3 


3 


1 


4 


58 


1996-97 


Truck 


11 




















11 



^' Includes September shipments. ^' Includes August shipments. 



55 



SNAP BEANS: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1996 through June 1997 



^1 ly 




1,000 bushels received from 




V./ 1 1 y 




1 ,000 bushels received from 




Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 




Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 




Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 


-- 


122 


- 


70 


-- 


192 


Miami 


- 


27 


- 


19 


- 


46 


Bait-Wash 


-- 


171 


-- 


95 


-- 


266 


New York-Newark 


- 


309 


- 


299 


- 


608 


Boston 


1 


178 


-- 


99 


-- 


277 


Philadelphia 


- 


113 


- 


68 


- 


181 


Chicago 




299 




174 




473 


Pittsburgh 




37 




19 




66 


Cincinnati 














St. Louis 




57 




36 




93 


Columbia, S.C. 




34 




42 




76 


San Fran-Oakland 




2 


9 


307 


9 


309 


Dallas 




77 




74 




151 


Seattle-Tacoma 




2 




72 




74 


Detroit 




123 




82 




205 
















Los Angeles 




1 




403 




404 


Total U.S. 


1 


1,552 


9 


1,859 


10 


3,41 1 



CABBAGE: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1996 through June 1997 



City 


1,000 crates received from - - 


City 




1 ,000 crates received from 




Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 




250 




404 






654 


Miami 




50 




78 




128 


Bait-Wash 




215 




278 






493 


New York-Newark 


5 


330 


10 


628 


15 


958 


Boston 




1 14 




342 






456 


Philadelphia 


5 


110 


3 


252 


8 


362 


Chicago 




150 


12 


824 


12 




974 


Pittsburgh 




98 




185 




283 


Cincinnati 
















St. Louis 




7 




263 




270 


Columbia, S.C. 




50 




78 






128 


San Fran-Oakland 








457 




457 


Dallas 








218 






218 


Seattle-Tacoma 








256 




256 


Detroit 




97 




299 






396 
















Los Angeles 








593 






593 


Total U.S. 


10 


1,471 


25 


5,155 


35 


6,626 



CANTALOUPES: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1996 through June 1997 



City 


1 ,000 crates received from - - 


City 


1,000 crates received from 




Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 


54 




535 




589 


Miami 


4 




251 




255 


Bait-Wash 


1 


17 


559 


17 


560 


New York-Newark 




196 


762 


196 


762 


Boston 




98 


828 


98 


828 


Philadelphia 




86 


391 


86 


391 


Chicago 




170 


1,157 


170 


1,157 


Pittsburgh 






351 




351 


Cincinnati 












St. Louis 






332 




332 


Columbia, S.C. 


159 




122 




281 


San Fran-Oakland 






1,110 




1,110 


Dallas 






287 




287 


Seattle-Tacoma 






627 




627 


Detroit 






660 




660 














Los Angeles 






2,81 1 




2,81 1 


Total U.S. 


218 


567 


10,783 


567 


1 1,001 



CARROTS: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1996 through June 1997 



City 


1,000 bags received from - - 


City 


1,000 bags received from - - 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 




53 




376 




429 


Miami 




61 


1 1 


210 


1 1 


271 


Bait-Wash 


2 


28 


49 


336 


51 


364 


New York-Newark 


14 


45 


813 


623 


827 


668 


Boston 


2 


63 


539 


462 


541 


525 


Philadelphia 


16 


65 


287 


187 


303 


252 


Chicago 




109 


337 


836 


337 


945 


Pittsburgh 




27 




254 




281 


Cincinnati 














St. Louis 




2 




421 




423 


Columbia, S.C. 




10 




35 




45 


San Fran-Oakland 








845 




845 


Dallas 




2 




213 




215 


Seattle-Tacoma 








534 




534 


Detroit 




3 


31 


433 


31 


436 
















Los Angeles 








892 




892 


Total U.S. 


34 


468 


2,067 


6,657 


2,101 


7,125 



56 



CAULIFLOWER: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1996 through June 1997 



City 


1 ,000 cartons received from - - 


City 


1,000 cartons received from - - 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 1 Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 




1 




1 39 




1 40 


Miami 


5 




79 




84 


Bait-Wash 






3 


298 


3 


298 


New York-Newark 


6 


289 


351 


289 


357 


Boston 






1 65 


432 


1 65 


432 


Philadelphia 


13 


1 56 


219 


1 56 


232 


Chicago 




2 


357 


722 


357 


724 


Pittsburgh 






165 




165 


Cincinnati 














St. Louis 






285 




285 


Columbia, S.C. 








16 




16 


San Fran-Oakland 






361 




361 


Dallas 








138 




138 


Seattle-Tacoma 






276 




276 


Detroit 








425 




425 














Los Angeles 








617 




617 


Total U.S. 


27 


970 


4,523 


970 


4,550 



CELERY: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1996 through June 1997 



City 


1 ,000 crates received from - - 


■ 

City 


1 ,000 crates received from - - 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 




Rail 1 Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 




50 




198 




248 


Miami 


35 




106 




141 


Bait-Wash 


5 


36 


39 


334 


44 


370 


New York-Newark 


6 15 


488 


349 


494 


364 


Boston 


11 


39 


265 


226 


276 


265 


Philadelphia 


18 56 


232 


278 


250 


334 


Chicago 




88 


467 


627 


467 


715 


Pittsburgh 


17 


15 


193 


15 


210 


Cincinnati 














St. Louis 


16 




189 




205 


Columbia, S.C. 




8 




14 




22 


San Fran-Oakland 






385 




385 


Dallas 








173 




173 


Seattle-Tacoma 






286 




286 


Detroit 








432 




432 














Los Angeles 








922 




922 


Total U.S. 


40 360 


1,506 


4,712 


1,546 


5,072 



CHINESE CABBAGE: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1996 through June 1997 



City 


1 ,000 crates received from - - 


City 




1 ,000 crates received from 






Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 




2 




28 


30 


Miami 




6 




11 






17 


Bait-Wash 




5 




24 


29 


New York-Newark 








4 






4 


Boston 




8 




25 


33 


Philadelphia 




5 




17 






22 


Chicago 




1 




287 


288 


Pittsburgh 








4 






4 


Cincinnati 












St. Louis 








17 






17 


Columbia, S.C. 








1 


1 


San Fran-Oakland 








99 






99 


Dallas 












Seattle-Tacoma 








36 






36 


Detroit 




7 




34 


41 


















Los Angeles 








362 


362 


Total U.S. 




34 




949 






983 



CORN: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1996 through June 1997 



City 


1 ,000 crates received from - - 


City 




1 ,000 crates received from 




Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


1 Truck 


Atlanta 




263 




61 




324 


Miami 




52 




9 




61 


Bait-Wash 




257 


2 


156 


2 


413 


New Orleans 














Boston 




266 


2 


148 


2 


414 


New York-Newark 


25 


328 




46 


25 


374 


Buffalo 














Philadelphia 




292 


12 


65 


12 


357 


Chicago 




309 




145 




454 


Pittsburgh 




131 




23 




154 


Cincinnati 














St. Louis 




224 




67 




291 


Columbia, S.C. 




52 




14 




66 


San Fran-Oakland 




48 




669 




717 


Dallas 




144 




81 




225 


Seattle-Tacoma 




35 




183 




218 


Detroit 




305 




85 




390 
















Los Angeles 




38 




1.363 




1,401 


Total U.S. 


25 


2,744 


16 


3,115 


41 


5,859 



57 



CUCUMBERS: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1996 through June 1997 



City 


1 ,000 crates received from - - 


City 




1 ,000 crates received from 






Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 




152 


— 


119 


— 


271 


Miami 




83 





43 






126 


Bait-Wash 


— 


179 


— 


216 


— 


395 


New York-Newark 


2 


347 




505 


2 




852 


Boston 


— 


254 


— 


546 


— 


800 


Philadelphia 


1 


126 




186 


1 




312 


Chicago 





230 




543 





773 


Pittsburgh 


„ 


118 





175 






293 


Cincinnati 














St. Louis 




84 




180 






264 


Columbia, S.C. 




46 




39 




85 


San Fran-Oakland 




1 




421 






422 


Dallas 




39 




190 




229 


Seattle-Tacoma 








176 






176 


Detroit 




60 




41 1 




471 


















Los Angeles 








979 




979 


Total U.S. 


3 


1,719 




4,729 


3 




6,448 



EGGPLANT: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1996 through June 1997 



City 


1 ,000 cartons received from 






City 




1 ,000 cartons received from - 




Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 


23 




17 






40 


Miami 




45 




8 




53 


Bait-Wash 


62 




40 






102 


New York-Newark 




402 




351 




753 


Boston 


114 


3 


105 


3 




219 


Philadelphia 




78 




67 




145 


Chicago 


125 




178 






303 


Pittsburgh 




19 




16 




35 


Cincinnati 














St. Louis 




9 




17 




26 


Columbia, S.C. 


8 










8 


San Fran-Oakland 








250 




250 


Dallas 


3 




57 






60 


Seattle-Tacoma 








56 




56 


Detroit 


42 




87 






129 
















Los Angeles 






563 






563 


Total U.S. 




930 


3 


1,812 


3 


2,742 



ESCAROLE/ENDIVE: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1996 through June 1997 



City 



1,000 crates received from 



Florida 



Rail Truck 



Other States 



Rail Truck 



Total 



Rail Truck 



City 



1 ,000 crates received from - - 



Florida 



Rail Truck 



Other States 



Rail Truck 



Total 



Rail 



Truck 



Atlanta 

Bait-Wash 

Boston 

Chicago 

Cincinnati 

Columbia, S.C. 

Dallas 

Detroit 

Los Angeles 



30 
49 
44 



26 



22 
22 
45 
575 



7 
44 

1 1 1 



22 
52 
94 
619 



7 
70 
1 1 1 



Miami 

New York-Newark 
Philadelphia 
Pittsburgh 
St. Louis 

San Fran-Oakland 
Seattle-Tacoma 

Total U.S. 



14 
268 
44 
15 



490 



1 1 



80 
382 
31 
23 
16 
52 
16 



25 1,426 



1 1 



25 



94 
650 
75 
38 
16 
52 
16 

1,916 



GREENS: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1996 through June 1997 







1 ,000 bushels received from 








1 ,000 bushels received from 




City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 




Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 




Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 



Atlanta 

Bait-Wash 

Boston 

Chicago 

Cincinnati 

Columbia, S.C. 

Dallas 

Detroit 

Los Angeles 



2 
4 
13 
1 



384 
473 
314 
533 

69 
293 
572 
604 



386 Miami 

477 New York-Newark 

327 Philadelphia 

534 Pittsburgh 
St. Louis 

69 San Fran-Oakland 

293 Seattle-Tacoma 
575 

604 Total U.S. 



6 
45 
1 
1 



76 



63 
641 
340 

64 
172 
275 
114 

2 4,911 



69 
686 
341 

65 
172 
275 
114 

4,987 



58 



LETTUCE-ICEBURG: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1996 through June 1997 



City 


1 ,000 cartons received from - - 




1,000 cartons received from - - 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 


-- 


5 


-- 


1,464 


-- 


1,469 


Miami 


~ 


44 


- 


391 


- 


435 


Bait-Wash 


-- 


5 


102 


1,157 


102 


1,162 


New York-Newark 




- 


1,114 


887 


1,114 


887 


Boston 


-- 


-- 


608 


1,832 


608 


1,832 


Philadelphia 


- 


2 


519 


1,066 


519 


1,068 


Chicago 


- 


2 


1.087 


1,724 


1,087 


1,726 


Pittsburgh 


-- 


- 


36 


679 


36 


679 


Cincinnati 














St. Louis 








804 




804 


Columbia, S.C. 




3 




156 




159 


San Fran-Oakland 








886 




886 


Dallas 








348 




348 


Seattle-Tacoma 








582 




582 


Detroit 








1,453 




1,453 
















Los Angeles 








2,471 




2,471 


Total U.S. 




61 


3,466 


15,900 


3,466 


15,961 



LETTUCE-ROMAINE: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1996 through June 1997 



City 


1,000 crates received from - - 


City 


1,000 crates received from - - 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 




1 




643 






644 


Miami 




17 




359 




376 


Bait-Wash 




1 


4 


533 


4 




534 


New York-Newark 




1 


313 


1,096 


313 


1,097 


Boston 






214 


1,140 


214 




1,140 


Philadelphia 




12 


147 


755 


147 


767 


Chicago 




3 


439 


1,154 


439 




1,157 


Pittsburgh 




1 




127 




128 


Cincinnati 
















St. Louis 








21 1 




211 


Columbia, S.C. 








54 






54 


San Fran-Oakland 








901 




901 


Dallas 








218 






218 


Seattle-Tacoma 








536 




536 


Detroit 








738 






738 
















Los Angeles 








1,179 






1,179 


Total U.S. 




36 


1,117 


9,644 


1,117 


9,680 



LETTUCE-OTHER: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1996 through June 1997 



City 


1 ,000 crates received from - - 


City 


1 ,000 crates received from - - 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 




35 




137 




172 


Miami 




12 




181 




193 


Bait-Wash 




10 




310 




320 


New York-Newark 




18 




690 




708 


Boston 




1 


9 


581 


9 


582 


Philadelphia 




5 




286 




291 


Chicago 




4 




624 




628 


Pittsburgh 




3 




153 




156 


Cincinnati 














St. Louis 








143 




143 


Columbia, S.C. 








27 




27 


San Fran-Oakland 








704 




704 


Dallas 








150 




150 


Seattle-Tacoma 








367 




367 


Detroit 




7 




412 




419 
















Los Angeles 








1,027 




1,027 


Total U.S. 




94 


9 


5,792 


9 


5,886 



OKRA: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1996 through June 1997 



City 


1 ,000 bushels received from 




City 


1,000 bushels received from - - 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 


21 




5 




26 


Miami 




6 




8 




14 


Bait-Wash 


6 




3 




9 


New York-Newark 




16 




26 




42 


Boston 


6 




2 




8 


Philadelphia 




6 








& 


Chicago 


12 




9 




21 


Pittsburgh 














Cincinnati 












St. Louis 




2 




2 




4 


Columbia, S.C. 


8 








8 


San Fran-Oakland 








13 




13 


Dallas 






22 




22 


Seattle-Tacoma 














Detroit 


6 




14 




20 
















Los Angeles 




9 


17 


9 


17 


Total U.S. 




89 


9 


121 


9 


210 



59 



PEPPERS--BELL: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1996 through June 1997 




1,000 bushels received from - - 




1 ,000 bushels received from 




City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 




Rail Truck 


Rail 
nail 


True k 


Rail 






Rail Truck 


Rail Truck 


Doll 

nail 


Truck 


Atlanta 






oUU 




oy / 


Miami 


1 QR 


83 






278 


Bait-Wash 


0/0 


b 


/I 


b 


DO / 


New York-Newark 


R 1 onn 
1 , 


16 639 




24 


1 ,839 


Boston 


1 1 


A C 


OoU 


*tb 


1 , /UD 


Philadelphia 




3 430 




1 3 


970 


ChicaQO 


618 


1 7 
1 / 


1 
1 Z 


1 / 


1 ,*tOU 


Pittsburgh 




265 






004 


Cincinnati 












St. Louis 


1 36 


247 






383 


Columbia, S.C. 


77 




19 




96 


San Fran-Oakland 


18 


5 961 




5 


979 


Dallas 


130 




371 




501 


Seattle-Tacoma 


9 


374 






383 


Detroit 


295 




546 




841 














Los Angeles 


7 


1 1 


2,071 


11 


2,078 


Total U.S. 


18 5,359 


102 7,982 




120 


13,341 


PEPPERS-OTHER: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1 996 through June 1 997 




1 ,000 bushels received from -- 




1 ,000 bushels received from 




City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 




Rail Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 




Rail Truck 


Rail Truck 




Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 


21 




33 




54 


Miami 


26 


47 






73 














New York- 












Bait-Wash 


18 


1 


39 


1 


57 


Newark 


313 


85 






398 


Boston 


49 


9 


27 


9 


76 


Philadelphia 


70 


30 






100 


Chicago 


226 




848 




1,074 


Pittsburgh 


16 


29 






45 


Cincinnati 












St. Louis 


5 


6 






11 


Columbia, S.C. 


1 1 




3 




14 


San Fran-Oakland 




394 






394 


Dallas 






152 




152 


Seattle-Tacoma 




84 






84 


Detroit 


89 




27 




116 














Los Angeles 






780 




780 


Total U.S. 


844 


10 2,584 




10 


3,428 



POTATOES: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1996 through June 1997 



City 


1 ,000 cwt received from - - 


City 


1 ,000 cwt received from - - 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 




72 


180 


931 


180 


1,003 


Miami 




68 


232 


380 


232 


448 


Bait-Wash 


22 


84 


168 


777 


190 


861 


New York-Newark 


47 


38 


1,621 


796 


1,668 


834 


Boston 


1 


34 


672 


1,679 


673 


1,713 


Philadelphia 


37 


72 


611 


959 


648 


1,031 


Chicago 


1 1 


35 


2,668 


807 


2,679 


842 


Pittsburgh 




72 


229 


1,618 


229 


1,690 


Cincinnati 














St. Louis 




13 


670 


1,025 


670 


1,038 


Columbia, S.C. 




31 


138 


140 


138 


171 


San Fran-Oakland 




36 




1,543 




1,579 


Dallas 




12 


119 


1,561 


119 


1,573 


Seattle-Tacoma 




15 




927 




942 


Detroit 




83 


464 


1,089 


464 


1,172 
















Los Angeles 




17 


120 


3,490 


120 


3,507 


Total U.S. 


118 


682 


7,892 


17,722 


8,010 


18,404 



POTATOES-CHIPPER: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1996 through June 1997 





1 ,000 cwt received from - - 




1 ,000 cwt received from - - 


City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 




Rail Truck 


Rail Truck 


Rail 


Truck 




Rail Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 


587 


- 1,278 




1,865 


Miami 












Bait-Wash 


53 




53 




New York-Newark 


26 






26 




Boston 




4 




4 


Philadelphia 


31 






31 




Chicago 


64 




64 




Pittsburgh 












Cincinnati 










St. Louis 












Columbia, S.C. 










San Fran-Oakland 






287 




287 


Dallas 










Seattle-Tacoma 












Detroit 


86 


792 




878 














Los Angeles 










Total U.S. 


174 673 




2,361 


174 


3,034 



60 



RADISHES: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1996 through June 1997 



City 


1 ,000 cartons received from 




City 


1 ,000 cartons received from 






Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 


44 


-- 


40 


-- 


84 


Miami 


43 


~ 


9 


- 




52 


Bait-Wash 


96 


-- 


103 


-- 


199 


New York-Newark 


124 




203 






327 


Boston 


55 


-- 


217 


-- 


272 


Philadelphia 


90 


~ 


61 


- 




151 


Chicago 


488 


-- 


677 


-- 


1,165 


Pittsburgh 


48 




100 






148 


Cincinnati 












St. Louis 


75 




18 






93 


Columbia, B.C. 


8 




2 




10 


San Fran-Oakland 


6 




726 






732 


Dallas 


14 




193 




207 


Seattle-Tacoma 






344 






344 


Detroit 


92 




331 




423 
















Los Angeles 






1,243 




1,243 


Total U.S. 


~ 1.183 




4,267 






5,450 



SPINACH: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1996 through June 1997 



City 


1,000 bushels received from - - 


City 


1,000 bushels received from 






Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 








170 




170 


Miami 






49 






49 


Bait-Wash 








75 




75 


New York-Newark 


8 




438 






446 


Boston 








186 




186 


Philadelphia 






63 






63 


Chicago 








509 




509 


Pittsburgh 






23 






23 


Cincinnati 














St. Louis 






50 






50 


Columbia, S.C. 








11 




1 1 


San Fran-Oakland 






293 






293 


Dallas 








54 




54 


Seattle-Tacoma 






120 






120 


Detroit 








181 




181 
















Los Angeles 








364 




364 


Total U.S. 


8 




2,586 






2,594 



SQUASH: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1996 through June 1997 







1,000 bushels received from 






1 ,000 bushels received from - - 


City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 




Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 




Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 



Atlanta 

Bait-Wash 

Boston 

Chicago 

Cincinnati 

Columbia, S.C. 

Dallas 

Detroit 

Los Angeles 



92 
90 
198 
191 

31 
32 
41 



76 
148 
575 
443 

32 
186 

283 

780 



1 68 Miami 

238 New York-Newark 

773 Philadelphia 

634 Pittsburgh 
St. Louis 

63 San Fran-Oakland 

218 Seattle-Tacoma 
324 

780 Total U.S. 



47 
192 
60 
25 
22 



1,021 



29 
258 
123 
52 
61 

2 657 
213 

2 3,916 



76 
450 
183 
77 
83 
657 
213 

4,937 



STRAWBERRIES: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1996 through June 1997 



City 


1 ,000 flats received from 






City 


1 ,000 flats received from - - 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 


291 




822 






1,113 


Miami 




57 




154 




211 


Bait-Wash 


162 


3 


951 


3 




1,113 


New York-Newark 




280 




982 




1.262 


Boston 


186 


32 


972 


32 




1,158 


Philadelphia 




674 


3 


1,344 


3 


2.018 


Chicago 


325 


4 


1,232 


4 




1,557 


Pittsburgh 




122 




709 




831 


Cincinnati 














St. Louis 




110 




905 




1.015 


Columbia, S.C. 


35 




34 






69 


San Fran-Oakland 




8 




1,450 




1.458 


Dallas 


43 




697 






740 


Seattle-Tacoma 








986 




986 


Detroit 


196 




1,116 






1,312 
















Los Angeles 




18 


2,529 


18 




2,529 


Total U.S. 




2,489 


56 


14,883 


56 


17.372 



61 



TOMATOES: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1996 through June 1997 



City 


1,000 cartons received from - - 


City 


1 ,000 cartons received from - - 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 


__ 


2,025 




1,117 




3,142 


Miami 


__ 


710 


_ 


110 




820 


Bait-Wash 


22 


1,243 


16 


754 


38 


1,997 


New York-Newark 


162 


2,317 


309 


1,449 


471 


3,766 


Boston 


1 1 


2,890 


215 


899 


226 


3,789 


Philadelphia 


143 


2,262 


121 


1,193 


264 


3,455 


Chicago 




1,938 


232 


2,479 


232 


4,417 


Pittsburgh 


~ 


730 


- 


310 




1,040 


Cincinnati 














St. Louis 




515 


3 


655 


3 


1,170 


Columbia, S.C. 




1,397 




330 




1,727 


San Fran-Oakland 




80 


66 


2,971 


66 


3,051 


Dallas 




654 




1,740 




2,394 


Seattle-Tacoma 




129 




1,023 




1,152 


Detroit 




1,163 




1,706 




2,869 
















Los Angeles 




919 


45 


7,273 


45 


8,192 


Total U.S. 


338 


18,972 


1,007 


24,009 


1,345 


42,981 



TOMATOES-CHERRY: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1996 through June 1997 



City 




1,000 cartons received from 




City 




1 ,000 cartons received from 




Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


1 Truck 


Atlanta 




97 




85 




182 


Miami 




49 




4 




53 


Bait-Wash 




71 




71 




142 


New York-Newark 




52 




133 




185 


Boston 




104 




262 




366 


Philadelphia 




104 




302 




406 


Chicago 




162 




626 




788 


Pittsburgh 




34 




35 




69 


Cincinnati 














St. Louis 




14 




62 




76 


Columbia, S.C. 




49 




1 1 




60 


San Fran-Oakland 




1 




535 




536 


Dallas 








199 




199 


Seattle-Tacoma 




2 




107 




109 


Detroit 




70 




248 




318 
















Los Angeles 








536 




536 


Total U.S. 




809 




3,216 




4,025 



ONIONS, DRY: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1996 through June 1997 



City 


1 ,000 sacks received from - - 


City 


1 ,000 sacks received from - - 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 






34 


1,887 


34 


1,887 


Miami 






76 


738 


76 


738 


Bait-Wash 






148 


888 


148 


888 


New York-Newark 






886 


1,185 


886 


1,185 


Boston 






417 


1,069 


417 


1,069 


Philadelphia 






213 


872 


213 


872 


Chicago 






309 


1,488 


309 


1,488 


Pittsburgh 






85 


613 


85 


613 


Cincinnati 














St. Louis 






2 


403 


2 


403 


Columbia, S.C. 






2 


232 


2 


232 


San Fran-Oakland 








1,510 




1,510 


Dallas 






7 


572 


7 


572 


Seattle-Tacoma 








595 




595 


Detroit 






26 


1,21 1 


26 


1,21 1 
















Los Angeles 






1 


2,732 


1 


2,732 


Total U.S. 






2,206 


15,995 


2,206 


15,995 



WATERMELONS: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1996 through June 1997 



City 


1 ,000 cwt received from - - 


City 


1 ,000 cwt received from - - 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 




173 




67 




240 


Miami 




30 




76 






106 


Bait-Wash 


2 


250 




56 


2 


306 


New York-Newark 


74 


114 


2 


270 


76 




384 


Boston 


4 


125 




137 


4 


262 


Philadelphia 


34 


134 


3 


84 


37 




218 


Chicago 




67 




273 




340 


Pittsburgh 




125 




48 






173 


Cincinnati 














St. Louis 




47 




88 






135 


Columbia, S.C. 




161 




68 




229 


San Fran-Oakland 








454 






454 


Dallas 




10 




204 




214 


Seattle-Tacoma 








277 






277 


Detroit 




93 




232 




325 


















Los Angeles 








2,001 




2,001 


Total U.S. 


114 


1,329 


5 


4,335 


119 




5,664 



62 



VEGETABLE CHEMICAL USE 



The USDA Pesticide Data Program funded the survey 
that provided the information in this publication. The purpose 
of the program is to upgrade the reliability of pesticide use 
statistics and the quality of information on pesticide residues 
in food. Four USDA agencies administer the program to collect 
and analyze pesticide data regarding actual concentration 
levels in food, beginning with fresh fruits and vegetables. This 
data series addresses the increased public interest in agricul- 
tural chemical use and provides the means for government 
agencies to respond effectively to food safety and water 
quality issues. 

Primary data used in making chemical use estimates 
were obtained from a probability survey conducted in the fall 



of 1996. A total of 9 vegetable crops plus watermelons and 
strawberries were included as target crops in the survey. 

Enumeration was by personal interview. A sample of 
523 producers was contacted during the enumeration period. 
A full year of chemical application data was collected dealing 
with the 1 995-96 crop year. A thorough review compared 
reported data with manufacturer's label recommendations and 
with data from other producers. Following this review, product 
information was converted to an active ingredient level. The 
chemical usage estimates in this publication consist of survey 
estimates of those active ingredients. 



SNAP BEANS, FRESH: Major Chemical Usage, 1994, and 1996 





1994 (28,400 acres) 


1996 (29,000 acres) 








Rate 


Rate 








Rate 


Rate 




Chemical 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 




applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 


applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 








cation 


year 








cation 


year 






Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1 ,000 lbs. 


Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1,000 lbs. 


Fertilizer 






















Nitrogen 


98 


2.6 


34 


86 


2,288 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


Phosphorous 


91 


1.6 


63 


99 


2,439 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


Potash 


Q O 

Ho 




51 


120 


o,l 16 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


Herbicides 






















Metolachlor 


14 


1.0 


1.25 


1.29 


4.7 


31 


1.1 


1.39 


1.57 


13.9 


Trifluralin 


42 


1.0 


0.56 


0.56 


6.3 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


Insecticides 






















Acephate 


24 


3.2 


0.56 


1.83 


11.8 


38 


2.3 


0.62 


1.44 


15.7 


Bt(Bacillus thur.) 


49 


2.2 


1/ 




1/ 


29 


3.5 




1/ 


1/ 


Dimethoate 


23 


3.4 


0.50 


1.69 


10.4 


18 


5.3 


0.47 


2.52 


12.9 


Endosulfan 


42 


3.9 


0.72 


2.80 


32.0 


5 


1.7 


0.72 


1.21 


1.7 


Methomyl 


50 


2.6 


0.43 


1.14 


15.3 


39 


1.6 


0.35 


0.57 


6.5 


Fungicides 






















Benomyl 


19 


1.1 


0.56 


1.52 


7.9 


34 


3.6 


0.37 


1.31 


12.8 


Chlorothalonil 


75 


3.6 


1.18 


4.23 


85.8 


74 


2.6 


0.95 


2.48 


53.3 


Copper Hydroxide 


24 


1.7 


0.55 


0.91 


5.9 


28 


2.8 


0.29 


0.80 


6.4 


Metalaxyl 


25 


2.3 


0.18 


0.40 


2.7 


52 


1.3 


0.25 


0.34 


5.1 


Sulfur 


63 


5.1 


3.15 


15.99 


271.7 


33 


4.6 


2.40 


1 1.01 


104.8 



* Footnotes are explained on page 66. 



63 



CABBAGE, FRESH: Major Chemical Usage, 1 994 and 1 996, Florida 





1994 (9,300 acres) 


1996 (9,300 acres) 








Rate 


Rate 








Rate 


Rate 




Chemical 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 




applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 


applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 








cation 


year 








cation 


year 






rerceni 


iMumuer 


Pounds per acre 


1 ,UUU IDS. 


Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1 r\r\r\ lu** 

1 ,uuu lbs. 


Fertilizer 






















Nitrogen 


100 


2.7 


97 


258 


2,395 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


Phosphorous 


100 


1.9 


b 1 


Q A 

34 


874 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


Potash 


1 no 




126 


272 


Z,OZ / 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


Herbicides 






















Glyphosate 


21 


21 


2/ 


21 


21 


10 


2.0 


1.49 


2.98 


2.7 


Metolachlor 


51 


1.0 


1 

1 .oD 


1 

1 .OO 


6.4 


20 


1.2 


1 .bo 


1 OA 


3.3 


Trifluralin 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


23 


1 .0 


0.53 


0.53 


1 .1 


In^prtiririp^ 






















Bt(Bacillus thur.) 


96 


7.2 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


76 


6.2 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


Endosulfan 


53 


3.2 


0.91 


2.88 


14.3 


26 


2.3 


0.74 


1.69 


4.1 


Fenamiphos 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


19 


1.0 


1.56 


1.56 


2.7 


Methamidophos 


40 


2.4 


U. / 1 


1 . / u 


6.4 


30 


2.7 


u.bb 


1 .b 1 


4.3 


Methomyl 


7o 


4.0 


0.58 


2.34 


■IOC 

1 6.5 


45 


4.6 


0.50 


2.29 


9.6 


Fi innipidp^ 






















Chlorothalonil 


61 


4.8 


1.21 


5.75 


32.5 


39 


4.6 


1.42 


6.49 


23.5 


Copper Hydroxide 


20 


1.9 


0.32 


0.59 


1.1 


1 1 


2.0 


0.55 


1.10 


1.2 


Mancozeb 


27 


4.9 


2.21 


10.81 


27.5 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


Maneb 


21 


7.7 


1.28 


9.94 


19.8 


13 


6.3 


1.09 


6.88 


8.5 


Metalaxyl 


9 


2.0 


0.14 


0.27 


0.2 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 



CARROTS: Major Chemical Usage, 1994 and 1996, Florida 





1994 (7,900 acres) 


1996 (7,100 acres) 








Rate 


Rate 








Rate 


Rate 




Chemical 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 




applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 


applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 








cation 


year 








cation 


year 






Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1,000 lbs. 


Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1 ,000 lbs. 


Fertilizer 






















Nitrogen 


96 


1.0 


24 


24 


178 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


Phosphorous 


96 


1.0 


31 


31 


229 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


Potash 


96 


1.0 


77 


77 


562 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


Herbicides 






















Fluazifop-P-butyl 


47 


1.0 


0.12 


0.12 


0.4 


81 


1.8 


0.09 


0.17 


0.9 


Linuron 


91 


4.1 


0.64 


2.60 


17.9 


92 


3.6 


0.40 


1.44 


9.4 


Insecticides 






















Diazinon 


52 


1.1 


1.69 


1.87 


7.4 


3/ 


31 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


Esfenvalelate 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


55 


1.1 


0.04 


0.04 


0.2 


Methomyl 


40 


1.1 


0.22 


0.24 


0.8 


34 


1.1 


0.46 


0.50 


1.2 


Fungicides 






















Chlorothalonil 


99 


7.6 


1.17 


8.86 


66.4 


93 


7.2 


1.29 


9.32 


61.3 


Iprodione 


83 


1.7 


0.85 


1.49 


9.4 


83 


1.8 


0.91 


1.60 


9.4 



•Footnotes are explained on page 66. 



64 



SWEET CORN, FRESH: Major Chemical Usage, 1994 and 1996, Florida 





1994 (43,900 acres) 


1996 (43,400 acres) 








Rate 


Rate 








Rate 


Rate 




Chemical 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 




applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 


applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 








cation 


year 








cation 


year 






Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1,000 lbs. 


Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1 ,000 lbs. 


Fertilizer 






















Nitrogen 


90 


2.3 


AO 


yo 


3,634 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 




Phosphorous 


97 


1.5 


K 1 
1 


/ o 


3,257 






4/ 


4/ 




Potash 


100 


1.9 


1 1 R 




9,273 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 




Herbicides 






















Atrazine 


81 


1.2 


1 "^l 


1 57 


54.7 


78 


1.0 


1.14 


118 


39.8 


Metolachlor 


6 


1 .0 


^ . 


9 99 


5.8 


24 


1.0 




1 AA 


15.2 


Insecticides 






















Chlorpyrifos 


48 


2.2 


0.76 


1.66 


33.8 


55 


2.4 


0.72 


1.75 


42.0 


Lambdacyhalethrin 




2/ 


2/ 


2/ 


2/ 


41 


3.4 


0.02 


0.08 


1.4 


Phorate 


36 


1 .3 


1.09 


1.37 


21 .0 


20 


1 .6 


1.06 


1.65 


14.6 


ivieinomy 1 


85 


13.6 


0.33 


4.56 


165.3 


83 


8.6 


0.29 


2.52 


90.7 


Thiodicarb 


71 


6.6 


0.50 


3.31 


100.2 


73 


6.8 


0.48 


3.24 


103.0 


Fungicides 






















Mancozeb 


72 


6.0 


0.90 


5.35 


164.3 


57 


3.8 


0.97 


3.74 


93.4 


Maneb 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


35 


2.6 


0.65 


1.69 


25.4 


Propiconazole 


61 


1.9 


0.16 


0.30 


7.9 


58 


2.6 


0.13 


0.32 


8.2 



CUCUMBER, FRESH: Major Chemical Usage, 1994 and 1996, Florida 





1994 (14,600 acres) 




1996 


(10,000 acres) 










Rate 


Rate 








Rate 


Rate 




Chemical 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 




applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 


applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 








cation 


year 








cation 


year 






Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1,000 lbs. 


Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1 ,000 lbs. 


Fertilizer 






















Nitrogen 


100 


4.0 


29 


115 


1,529 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


Phosphorous 


57 


1.6 


84 


137 


1,035 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


41 


Potash 


97 


4.0 


30 


119 


1.533 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


41 


41 


Herbicides 






















Paraquat 


31 


1.2 


0.36 


0.45 


1.8 


38 


1.7 


0.63 


1.10 


4.1 


Insecticides 






















Bt(Bacillus thur.) 


74 


5.3 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


82 


9.1 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


Endosuifan 


17 


2.8 


0.84 


2.35 


5.3 


26 


2.3 


0.74 


1.68 


4.4 


Esfenvalerate 


12 


2.7 


0.04 


0.12 


0.2 


31 


3/ 


31 


31 


3/ 


Methomyl 


79 


5.0 


0.51 


2.56 


26.8 


64 


6.3 


0.65 


4.1 1 


26.5 


Oxamyl 


27 


3.7 


0.47 


1.74 


6.2 


31 


31 


3/ 


31 


3/ 


Fungicides 






















Chlorothalonil 


67 


6.1 


1.45 


8.88 


78.7 


58 


12.7 


1.13 


14.35 


82.7 


Copper hydroxide 


21 


1.5 


0.69 


1.01 


2.8 


36 


1.7 


0.81 


1.40 


5.0 


Mancozeb 


56 


4.6 


1.78 


8.16 


61.1 


43 


2.8 


1.37 


3.89 


16.6 


Maneb 


27 


6.2 


0.95 


5.83 


20.8 


23 


5.4 


1.01 


5.47 


12.7 


Metalaxyl 


40 


6.1 


0.14 


0.84 


4.5 


16 


2.9 


0.26 


0.74 


1.2 


Other 






















Methyl Bromide 


10 


1.0 


187.92 


187.92 


258.7 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


31 


3/ 



•Footnotes are explained on page 66. 



65 



CUCUMBERS, PROCESSED: Major Chemical Usage, 1994 and 1996, Florida 





1994 (2,100 acres) 


1996 (6,500 acres) 








Rate 


Rate 








Rate 


Rate 




Chemical 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 




applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 


applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 








cation 


year 








cation 


year 






Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1,000 lbs. 


Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1,000 lbs. 


Fertilizer 






















Nitrogen 


100 


2.6 


38 


98 


206 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


Phosphorous 


99 


1.6 


24 


40 


82 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


Potash 


100 


1.9 


60 


1 15 


241 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


Herbicides 






















Ethalfluralin 


30 


1.0 


1.13 


1.13 


0.7 












Insecticides 






















Carbaryl 


40 


2.5 


0.54 


1.35 


1.1 












Methomyl 


91 


4.9 


0.42 


2.06 


3.9 


There were insufficient reports to publish detailed 


Oxamyl 


35 


4.2 


0.53 


2.22 


1.6 


usage data for active ingredients in 1996. 


Permethrin 


66 


2.4 


0.12 


0.29 


0.4 












Fungicides 






















Benomyl 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 












Chiorothalonil 


74 


2.4 


2.19 


5.35 


8.4 













EGGPLANT: Major Chemical Usage, 1994 and 1996, Florida 





1994 (2,500 acres) 


1996 (1,700 acres) 








Rate 


Rate 








Rate 


Rate 




Chemical 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 




applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 


applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 








cation 


year 








cation 


year 






Percent Number 


Pounds per acre 


1,000 lbs. 


Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1 ,000 lbs. 


Fertilizer 






















Nitrogen 


100 


9.6 


13 


121 


301 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


Phosphorous 


71 


2.3 


53 


124 


219 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


Potash 


100 


9.5 


13 


120 


301 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


Herbicides 






















Napropamide 


2 


1.0 


0.56 


0.56 


5/ 


3 


1.2 


1.61 


2.00 


0.1 


Paraquat 


11 


1.7 


0.24 


0.41 


0.1 


17 


1.2 


0.63 


0.77 


0.2 


Insecticides 






















Bt(Bacillus thur.) 


57 


4.1 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


3/ 


3/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


Endosulfan 


33 


2.8 


0.56 


1.55 


1.3 


21 


5.9 


0.52 


3.06 


1.1 


Esfenvalerate 


30 


5.1 


0.03 


0.16 


0.1 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


Methomyl 


39 


4.2 


0.40 


1.68 


1.6 


73 


4.3 


0.72 


3.11 


3.8 


Permethrin 


22 


2.4 


0.08 


0.20 


0.1 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


Fungicides 






















Chiorothalonil 


7 


5.4 


1.20 


6.46 


1.1 


15 


4.2 


1.04 


4.36 


1.1 


Copper 






















Hydroxide 


15 


9.6 


0.40 


3.79 


1.4 


8 


4.4 


0.76 


3.31 


0.4 


Mancozeb 


12 


12.2 


1.76 


21.39 


6.4 


9 


6.3 


1.20 


7.55 


1.2 


Maneb 


33 


9.5 


1.05 


9.90 


8.2 


62 


6.3 


1.18 


7.45 


7.8 


Other 














3/ 


3/ 


31 


3/ 


Chloropicrin 


36 


1.0 


65.10 


65.10 


59.3 


3/ 


Methyl Bromide 


42 


1.0 


157.86 157.86 


166.9 


76 


1.0 


186.59 


186.59 


241.8 



FOOTNOTES: ^' Rates and total applied are not available, amounts of active ingredient are not comparable between 
products. ^'No reported use. ^'Insufficient report to publish data. Fertilizer statistics were dropped in 1996 due 
to funding limitations. ^' Total applied is less than 50 pounds. 



66 



BELL PEPPERS: Major Chemical Usage, 1994 and 1996, Florida 





1994 (21,600 acres) 


1996 (21,300 acres) 








Rate 


Rate 








Rate 


Rate 




Chemical 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 




applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 


applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 








cation 


year 








cation 


year 






Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1,000 lbs. 


Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1 ,000 lbs. 


Fertilizer 






















Nitrogen 


100 


2.2 


1 97 


ZOf 


6.274 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 




Phosphorous 


88 


1 .6 


Q K 
OO 


1 "50 


2,707 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 




Potash 


100 


2.2 


177 


'iQ'i 
■3 JO 


8,675 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 




Herbicides 






















Monocarbumide dihy. 


1 


2.3 


19.31 


43.62 


1 1 .8 


5 


1.5 


79.80 


123.63 


131.7 


Paraquat 


35 


1 .2 


0.34 


0.41 


3.2 


35 


1.7 


0.68 


1.15 


8.5 


Trif luralin 


1 


1 .0 






0.3 












In^pptipidp^ 

II 1 V.r LI O I U ^ O 






















Bt(Baci!lus thur ) 


/ / 




1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


Q7 




w 


1/ 




Dicof ol 


39 


1.4 


0.29 


0.42 


3.6 


25 


2.0 


0.43 


0.84 


4.4 


Endosulfan 


39 


2.7 


0.72 


1.93 


16.5 


1 1 


1.5 


0.69 


1.06 


2.5 


Methomyl 


77 


7.9 


0.33 


2.65 


45.0 


73 


5.7 


0.56 


3.19 


49.8 


uxamy 1 


41 


2.8 


VJ. u*f 


1 7fl 
1 . / O 


16.1 


19 


2.4 


n RA 




6.1 


Permethrin 


32 


3.3 






3.2 


22 


5.5 


n 1 9 


O RR 
U.DD 


3.1 


Fi inniridp9 

1 \Jt I^IV_(IUV^O 






















Copper Ammonium 


16 


9.7 


0.27 


2.58 


8.9 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


31 


3/ 


Copper Hydroxide 


85 


10.4 


0.84 


8.77 


164.8 


90 


10.4 


0.90 


9.38 


180.3 


Mancozeb 


20 


6.6 


1.44 


9.54 


42.9 






31 


31 




Maneb 


73 


1 2.1 


1.01 


12.17 


196.7 


94 


10.5 


1.18 


12.35 


247.3 


Metalaxyl 


32 


2.2 


0.25 


0.54 


3.8 


23 


1.2 


0.80 


0.96 


4.7 


Other 






















Chloropicrin 


27 


1.0 


91.23 


91.23 


535.1 


29 


1.0 


65.77 


65.77 


399.4 


Methy Bromide 


83 


1.0 


188.58 


188.58 


3,477.4 


91 


1.0 


174.95 


174.95 


3,395.5 



STRAWBERRIES: Major Chemical Usage, 1994 and 1996, Florida 





1994 (5,800 acres) 


1996 (6,000 acres) 








Rate 


Rate 








Rate 


Rate 




Chemical 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 




applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 


applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 








cation 


year 








cation 


year 






Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1,000 lbs. 


Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1 ,000 lbs. 


Fertilizer 






















Nitrogen 


100 


73.0 


2 


117 


676 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


Phosphorous 


84 


58.3 


1 


58 


286 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


Potash 


98 


73.7 


2 


156 


890 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


Herbicides 






















Glyphosate 


3 


1.0 


0.31 


0.31 


0.1 


39 


1.7 


1.17 


1.96 


4.6 


Napropamide 


26 


2.4 


0.75 


1.80 


2.7 


12 


1.6 


1.13 


1.79 


1.3 


Paraquat 


87 


1.9 


0.23 


0.44 


2.2 


82 


1.9 


0.65 


1.21 


6.0 


Insecticides 






















Abamectin 


48 


3.6 


0.01 


0.04 


0.1 


68 


3.1 


0.01 


0.04 


0.2 


Bt(Bacillus thur.) 


41 


9.7 




1/ 


1/ 


57 


5.2 






1/ 


Diazinon 


24 


3.8 


0.51 


1.97 


2.8 


24 


3.4 


0.64 


2.15 


3.1 


Fenbutatin-oxide 


54 


3.7 


0.81 


3.02 


9.4 


36 


4.8 


0.69 


3.29 


7.1 


Methomyl 


82 


1 1.5 


0.57 


6.58 


31.4 


65 


5.2 


0.61 


3.14 


12.3 


Naled 


7 


3.6 


0.88 


3.21 


1.2 


15 


3.1 


0.90 


2.83 


2.5 


Fungicides 






















Benomyl 


24 


4.3 


0.42 


1.81 


2.5 


41 


4.7 


0.58 


2.68 


6.6 


Captan 


99 


20.6 


1.88 


38.80 


222.1 


99 


17.0 


1.79 


30.34 


180.8 


Iprodione 


38 


2.1 


0.54 


1.12 


2.5 


33 


3.0 


0.65 


1.93 


3.8 


Sulfur 


84 


7.7 


2.73 


20.91 


101.8 


58 


8.4 


3.53 


29.64 


103.8 


Thiophanate-methyl 


47 


3.2 


0.71 


2.27 


6.2 


32 


6.4 


0.64 


4.07 


7.7 


Thiram 


40 


7.9 


1.1 1 


8.78 


20.3 


51 


6.8 


0.92 


6.23 


19.2 


Other 






















Methyl Bromide 


97 


1.0 


196.15 


196.15 


1,107.4 


99 


1.0 


207.38 


207.38 


1,231.3 



* Footnotes are explained on page 66. 



67 



TOMATOES. FRESH: Major Chemical Usage, 1994 and 1996, Florida 





1994 (51,500 acres) 


1 996 (40,000 acres) 








Rate 


Rate 








Rate 


Rate 




Chemical 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 




applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 


applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 








cation 


year 








cation 


year 






Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 1,000 lbs. 


Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1 ,000 lbs. 


Fertilizer 






















iNiir oycn 


1 nn 
1 uu 


O.O 


37 


311 


14,902 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


Phosphorous 




R 7 


35 


201 


9,114 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


Potash 


100 


8.4 


64 


534 


25,572 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/4/ 
























Metribuzin 




1 


0.25 


0.34 


4.7 


R9 


1 9 


0.48 


0.57 


1 4.1 


Paraquat 




1 Q 


0.36 


0.67 


20.6 


Do 


1 9 


0.69 


0.87 


zz.y 


Insecticides 






















Abamectin 


O 1 


«j. 1 


0.01 


0.03 


0.4 


7A 


9 A 


0.008 


0.02 


u.o 


Bt(Bacillus thur.) 


4fi 


7 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


oo 


R R 
O.O 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


Chlorpyrifos 






0.75 


3.36 


74.4 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


Endosulfan 


77 




0.76 


4.05 


149.7 




9 R 


0.74 


1.93 


QA 9 


Esfenvalerate 


82 


6.9 


0.04 


0.27 


10.7 


22 


4.3 


0.03 


0.14 


1.2 


Imidacloprid 


2/ 


2/ 


2/ 


2/ 


2/ 


70 


1.5 


0.27 


0.39 


11.1 


iVIdl ICIIIIILIU^I lUo 


R4 


4 8 


r\ "7Q 

u. /y 


o.oU 


1 oZ.o 


4.7 


4 4 


0.67 


2.96 


RR n 

QO.O 


Methomyl 


41 




0.47 


1.98 


39.2 


RR 


9 n 


0.65 


1.27 


9Q 9 
Zo.Z 


Permethrin 




R 7 
D. / 


0.17 


1.12 


32.9 


R"7 
/ 


A 9 


0.11 


0.45 


1 U.Z 


Fungicides 






















Benomyl 


31 


4.5 


0.48 


2.19 


33.0 


48 


3.0 


0.26 


0.79 


15.1 


Chlorothalonil 


85 


7.7 


1.43 


11.01 


446.6 


95 


7.8 


1.06 


8.34 


317.6 


r^nnnpr H\/Hrr»viH a 
v^Ufjpci nyuiUAiuc 


C70 


1 /I Q 


1.01 


15.04 


706.8 


QR 


Q 9 

y .z 


0.81 


7A4 


9QR 1 
ZoO. 1 


Mancozeb 






1.35 


18.12 


784.4 


yo 


y .o 


1.04 


10.22 


97Q 9 
o / y .O 


Metalaxy 


47 


2.1 


0.33 


0.67 


15.0 


35 


1.7 


0.10 


0.17 


2.3 


Dther 
\J LI Ici 






















Chloropicrin 


64 


1.0 


61.00 


61.00 


1,881.9 


79 


1.0 


58.55 


58.55 


1,842.1 


Methyl Bromide 


94 


1.0 


182.73 182.73 


8,227.6 


94 


1.0 


142.52 142.52 


5,345.7 



WATERMELONS: Major Chemical Usage, 1994 and 1996, Florida 







1994 (40,000 


acres) 




1996 (40,000 acres) 








Rate 


Rate 








Rate 


Rate 




Chemical 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 




applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 


applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 








cation 


year 








cation 


year 






Percent 


Number Pounds per acre 


1,000 lbs. 


Percent 


Number Pounds per acre 


1,000 lbs. 


Fertilizer 




















4/ 


Nitrogen 


99 


2.8 


53 


145 


5,731 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


Phosphate 


88 


1.8 


67 


123 


4,330 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


Potash 


99 


2.5 


72 


182 


7,209 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


Herbicides 
















3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


Gylphosate 


1 


1.0 


0.53 


0.53 


0.3 


3/ 


3/ 


Paraquat 


1 1 


1.1 


0.43 


0.46 


2.0 


7 


1.3 


0.65 


0.84 


2.5 


Sethoxydim 


4 


1.0 


0.29 


0.29 


0.4 


6 


1.0 


0.09 


0.09 


0.2 


Insecticides 


















1/ 


1/ 


Bt(Bacillus thur.) 


12 


7.9 


1/ 






25 


6.2 


1/ 


Endosulfan 


19 


3.2 


0.89 


2.89 


21.6 


16 


1.6 


0.64 


1.04 


6.8 


Esfenvalerate 


4 


3.4 


0.04 


0.13 


0.2 


12 


4.7 


0.04 


0.17 


0.8 


Methomyl 


21 


2.7 


0.64 


1.74 


14.4 


17 


2.7 


0.61 


1.64 


11.1 


Oxamyl 


5 


1.3 


0.32 


0.43 


0.9 


7 


1.3 


0.75 


0.98 


2.9 


Permethrin 


11 


4.5 


0.19 


0.87 


3.7 


12 


3.1 


0.10 


0.32 


1.5 


Fungicides 




















13.9 


Benomyl 


31 


2.4 


0.25 


0.61 


7.5 


51 


2.8 


0.24 


0.68 


Chlorothalonil 


58 


2.9 


1.72 


4.93 


114.7 


45 


3.4 


1.27 


4.25 


77.2 


Copper hydroxide 


11 


3.3 


0.52 


1.74 


7.4 


19 


2.7 


0.93 


2.50 


18.8 


Mancozeb 


72 


3.8 


1.56 


5.88 


169.2 


73 


4.5 


1.37 


6.17 


178.8 


Metalaxy! 


31 


2.5 


0.22 


0.53 


6.7 


21 


2.2 


0.21 


0.47 


3.9 



* Footnotes are explained on page 66. 



68 



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BUREAU OF STATE FARMERS" MARKETS 

Don Coker, Chief 
541 East Tennessee Street 
Tallahassee, Florida 32308 
850/487-4322 
FAX: 850/488-9006 



BONIFAY 

Jim Warner, Regional Supervisor 
Connie Johnson, Clerk Specialist 
P.O. Box 716, Hwy 90 
Bonifay, FL 32425 
850/547-2540 FAX: 547-3181 



P LANT CIT Y 

Melt Godwin, Sr. Market Manager 
Cindy Suszko, Senior Clerk 
1 305 W. MLK Jr. Blvd. Unit #5 
Plant City, FL 33566 
813/757-9027 FAX: 757-9030 



FLORIDA CITY 

Paul Cardwell, Sr. Market Manager 
Patricia Bouchard, Senior Clerk 
300 N. Kronne Avenue 
Florida City, FL 33034 
305/246-6335 FAX: 246-7012 



POMPANO 

David Nisely, Sr. Market Manager 
Dale Fargo, Secretary Specialist 
1255 W. Atlantic Blvd. 
Pompano Beach, FL 33069 
954/946-6570 FAX: 783-8414 



F QRT MYERS 

Clad Brockett, Sr. Market Manager 
Dee James, Secretary Specialist 
P.O. Box 187, 2744 Edison Ave. 
Ft. Myers, FL 33916 
941/332-6910 FAX: 332-6995 

FORT PIERCE 

Pete Serra, Sr. Market Manager 

Rory Cromer, Senior Clerk 

P.O. Box 866, 3479 South Federal Hwy. 

Ft. Pierce, FL 34982 

561/468-3917 FAX: 468-4002 

GADSDEN 

Jim Warner, Regional Supervisor 
Angle Bourque, Secretary 
Rt. 4 Box 1228-F 
Quincy, FL 32351 
850/627-6484 FAX: 875-2662 

IMMOKALEE 

Jerry Hubbart, Sr. Market Manager 
Louise King, Senior Clerk 
424 East New Market Road 
Immokalee, FL 34142 
941/658-3505 FAX: 658-3508 

PALATKA 

Terry Driggers, Sr. Market Manager 
Thelma Hutcherson, Secretary 
225 Highway 17 South 
EastPalatka, FL 32131 
850/329-3713 FAX: 329-3771 



SANFORD 

Peter Hirst, Sr. Market Manager 
Elsie O'Neil, Secretary Specialist 
1 300 -IAS. French Avenue 
Sanford, FL 32771 
407/330-6783 FAX: 330-6786 

STARKE 

Terry Driggers, Market Manager 
2222 North Temple Hwy 
Starke, FL 32091 
904/329-3713 

SUWANNEE VALLEY-WHITE SPRINGS 

Jay Thomas, Marketing Specialist III 
Edye Buchanan, Senior Clerk 
Rt. 1 Box 2758, CR 136 
White Springs, FL 32096 
904/963-5903 FAX: 963-3391 

TRENTON 

Jay Thomas, Marketing Specialist III 
Edye Buchanan, Senior Clerk 
P.O. Box 157 
Trenton, FL 32693 
352/463-3142 

WAUCHU LA 

Diana Durrance, Sr. Market Manager 
Sandra Carlton, Secretary Specialist 
661 South 6th Ave. 
Wauchula, FL 33873 
941/773-9850 FAX: 773-3802 



70 



Major Florida Vegetables Shares 
of Total Production Value, 
1996-97 Season 



Bell peppers 14.4% Cucumbers 3.7% 




Others 17.5% 



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